Valentine’s Candy Science – Cool Science Experiment

alentine’s Day is a perfect time to give that loved one a selection of candy… and there’s nothing more romantic on Valentine’s Day than to give that special someone candy… and teach them how to use the candy to do some really cool science. Our science of candy expert, Steve Spangler, is here to turn candy into oohs & ahhhs. Continue reading

Sugar Crystal Ornaments

sugar spanglerSUGAR CRYSTAL ORNAMENTS

Trim the tree or decorate your house with Sugar Crystal Ornaments made of Imperial Sugar and Dixie Crystals.

Sugar is delicious, sweet and… perfect for creating colorful, beautiful candy or ornaments? Grab a bag of Imperial Sugar or Dixie Crystals granulated sugar and mix yourself a supersaturated solution. Don’t know how to make a supersaturated solution? We’ll teach you! Once you’ve learned the science behind Sugar Crystal Ornaments, your tree, house, or classroom will have some of the most awesome (and scientific) ornaments around.

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Steve Spangler’s Pop Rocks Expander

If you are a candy enthusiast, like a lot of the people at Spangler Labs, you know that not all candies are created equal. And, if we’re being honest, Pop Rocks are one of the greatest candies of all time! You dump a few of the tiny pebbles onto your tongue and, in an instant, they begin fizzing, popping, and snapping about in your mouth. What’s going on here? Being scientists, we devised a way to figure out the popping secret behind the famous candy. Are you ready to expand your mind (as well as a few balloons)?

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The Lollipop Hypothesis

It’s not just generations of children who have pondered how many licks it takes to reach the center of a lollipop. Mathematicians studying fluid dynamics at NYU’s Applied Mathematics Lab designed experiments to watch how lollipops dissolve, and in doing so answered this epic childhood question. Help test their results by taking the Science Friday Lollipop Challenge!

Produced by Emily V. Driscoll
Filmed and Narrated by Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network