Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Science

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. I live for things that glow in the dark and all the creepy crawlies!  Yes, I am that kind of girl.

Last year I challenged you to sink and float your Halloween candy. This is especially fun when you have kids with food or ingredient allergies and can't eat it anyway. Save yourself some calories and do science with candy.

Here are three simple experiments to do with your candy. I put links on the questions so you can get all the details.

1. What candy sinks and what floats? Make your predictions and then start testing them.  Since they only were in water, you can still eat them,

2. Do the Ms or Ss on M&Ms and Skittles float off?  This is kinda creepy so it is perfect for this time of year.

3. What candy is really the sourest?  Put candy to the acid test and see what candy foams the most by dissolving in water and then adding baking soda.

Have fun!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Messy Fingers Starts today

Today starts Messy Fingers and we are going to explore Spiders!!

This is only the start- we will continue every Tuesday for a total of four weeks. Messy Fingers is a science program for preschoolers and their parents.  We will explore some fall science for an hour starting at 10:30am at the Millbury Public Library.

You know you want to be there....