Holiday Candy Science Fair Projects

Last week we talked about putting together a fall/winter photosynthesis science fair project, and this week I’d like to talk about a sweeter science fair project topic, candy. Since this is the time of year that candy and candy making ingredients are found in abundance, it is the perfect time of year for candy science fair projects.

The most common candy science fair projects are going to deal with rock candy, which is made from sugar solutions and the crystallization process. These projects can be a lot of fun, and very tasty. To enhance the value of this type of candy science fair project try doing something different from your peers. For example, create rock candy castles or intricate shapes. Also experiment with adding color to your candy creations.

If you are looking for a science fair project that is above the norm, then try using candy in behavioral science fair projects. For example, you can determine if certain candy’s taste better to people because of their association with a brand name. You can also use candy as the subject, or at least the variable, in health science fair projects. For example, you can determine if candy impacts kids’ ability to focus in the classroom or if it improves their physical performance in sports, like running.

Finally, the candy making process can be examined in chemistry or physics science fair projects. For example, you can examine how the molecular structure in sugar changes as it is heated. You can examine the sugar crystals as they are heated to see how various types of candies are created. You can then compare and contrast the molecular structures of chewy candies, like caramels, to hard candies like Life Savers.

9 thoughts on “Holiday Candy Science Fair Projects

  1. John says:

    I love candy science experiments. I did the making rock candy crystals experiment with my son and he loved it! I found more fun free cool science experiments. I will put the link below for anyone whos interested.

  2. sunshine says:

    John, thank you for the information. yes, doing edible science fair projects is really a great way to have fun with science!

  3. Mark@st louis kickboxing says:

    We also did that during our elementary days, we did candy’s with chocolate and peanut brittle with a sour taste.

  4. Terry@st louis muay thai says:

    This sounds great! I’m sure a lot of students (especially elementary) would find this a very fun and unforgettable learning experience.

  5. Carousel Gumball Machine says:

    Rock candy is fun to play with and experiment, however there are so many more types of candy one can use now.

  6. Harriet Wendelson says:

    …wouldn’t it be amazing to be a famous icon like that. So much fame and probably bucketloads of dosh, too!

  7. David@Uluru resort says:

    It is important for kids to know how what to do to promotoe good and what not is good. By doing similar experiments we are giving knowledge which will keep our kids healthy

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