Colour Mixing Gobstoppers – by Steve Spangler

Color Mixing Gobstoppers (Candy Science)

Gobstopper candies are known for their colors, but what would happen if they were dissolved in water?

Hard candies are known for their bright colors, delicious tastes, as well as having a ton of sugar. While munching on a handful of candy every once in a while can be a tasty treat, we like conducting experiments with them, too! We especially love Gobstoppers. They have layers of colors that, when they dissolve into water, do something very peculiar…

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Heat in the Environment Mini Unit Overview

by LOUISE VAILLANCOURT.

Can understanding particle theory and heat transfer modes help you build efficient devices to improve our daily lives?

Learning goal

  • Heat is a form of energy that can be transformed and transferred. These processes can be explained using particle theory of matter. (Big Idea 1 from curriculum document) (Overall expectations 2 and 3)

Over-arching Challenge

Design (or improve on a design) and build a solar oven that will cook food and sterilize water by applying knowledge of heat transfer by convection, conduction and radiation.

This project is part of the STAO Connex Series.  Click here for more details.  

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