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Candy experiments 2 /

Candy experiments 2 /
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Leavitt, Loralee.
Copies: 5; Reserves: 0

Seventy new science experiments in Candy Experiments 2 will have kids happily pouring their candy down the drain and learning some basic science along the way. This fun, colorful book presents a brilliant use of Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, and other holiday candy!

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J 507.8 Leavitt CP In at CP (Corporate Parkway)
J 507.8 Leavitt DR In at DR (Deer Run)
J 507.8 Leavitt KR In at KR (Kisker Road)
J 507.8 Leavitt MK In at MK (Middendorf-Kredell)
J 507.8 Leavitt MK In at MK (Middendorf-Kredell)


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Control No. 1134902
LCCN 2014941242
ISBN 1449461034 (paperback)
ISBN 9781449461034 : -- $14.99
Author Leavitt Loralee
Title Candy experiments 2 / -- Loralee Leavitt.
Varying Title Candy experiments two
Physical Description xii, 144 pages : -- color illustrations ; -- 23 cm
General Note Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note Experiment tips -- Candy experiment science fair projects -- Acids and bases -- Dissolve -- Melt -- Just add (or remove) water -- Density -- Free the bubbles -- Light -- Crystals -- Just for fun.
Summary "Following the success of the first Candy Experiments, this all-new collection presents more ways to destroy store-bought candy and learn some science in the process. Candy Experiments 2 delivers fun science facts from the perspective of a real mom in the kitchen doing crazy things with brand-name store-bought candy. Marshmallows, cotton candy, Pixy Stix, Jawbreakers, Pop Rocks, gummi candy, chocolate, and even soda provide good excuses to get destructive in the kitchen. Do Peeps dissolve when you drop them into very hot water? Can you make gummi candy disappear in water? What happens to cotton candy when you dip it in oil? Candy Experiments 2 is full of new ideas for learning science through candy. Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science. The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well. "-- Publisher's website.
Subject Science Experiments
Subject Candy




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Annotation 1 Seventy new science experiments in Candy Experiments 2 will have kids happily pouring their candy down the drain and learning some basic science along the way. This fun, colorful book presents a brilliant use of Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, and other holiday candy!

Following the success of the first Candy Experiments, this all-new collection presents more ways to destroy store-bought candy and learn some science in the process. Candy Experiments 2 delivers fun science facts from the perspective of a real mom in the kitchen doing crazy things with brand-name store-bought candy.

Marshmallows, cotton candy, Pixy Stix, Jawbreakers, Pop Rocks, gummi candy, chocolate, and even soda provide good excuses to get destructive in the kitchen. Do Peeps dissolve when you drop them into very hot water? Can you make gummi candy disappear in water? What happens to cotton candy when you dip it in oil?

Candy Experiments 2 is full of new ideas for learning science through candy.  Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science. The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well.

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School Library Connection Reviews 2015 October

Lots of kids like candy; lots of kids have to do science fair projects. In this book kids, teachers, and parents are given all the information they need to conduct a variety of science demonstrations, beginning with helpful experiment tips. Hooking readers with a sweet tooth, experiments range from dissolving cotton candy in water to finding out why pop rocks do not sink. Leavitt also makes the distinction between demonstrations and experiments which will help students. Science meets candy and it sure is sweet.

- Grades K-6 - Tracy Scaglione - Recommended

SLJ Reviews 2015 January

Gr 3–5—With more than 60 experiments, this sweet sequel to 2013's highly entertaining and educational Candy Experiments (Andrew McMeel) is packed with sugar-coated activities that introduce young scientists to the chemistry behind some of their favorite confections. Organized into nine categories that focus on scientific concepts, including "Density," "Light," and "Crystals," and processes, such as "Dissolve" and "Melt," each experiment features five main components: "Time," "Skill Level," "What You Need," "What to Do," and "What's Happening." Overall, simplicity rules. Supplies are minimal, directions are straightforward and concise, requiring adult supervision only when a microwave or oven is needed, and explanations are rather basic, giving budding candy chemists only the scientific information that's necessary. Sidebars that suggest science fair ideas and extension activities, define vocabulary, and offer fun facts supplement the experiments, providing ample opportunities for additional critical thinking while emphasizing the merits of the scientific process. There's little question that readers will be engaged; the colorful and appealing design and layout, as well as the close-up shots of candy shards, are definite eye-candy. Although the ingredient measurements in "Instant Crystallization" strangely shift from standard to metric, this minor inconsistency has little effect on the book as a whole. A worthwhile addition to science fair collections.—Audrey Sumser, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Mayfield, OH

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