Another Gummy Bear experiment

by | Oct 4, 2012 | 3 yr old, 5 yr old, science | 2 comments

In addition to the Yummy Gummy Bear experiment from the other day, I decided to pull the gummies out again before they were all eaten and do a little temperature/sensory experiment with them. This was a little simpler than the experiment I shared earlier in the week, but no less intriguing for my boys!


Materials:
freezer
refrigerator
microwave
plates or small bowls/cups
6 gummy bears (we did this with 1 bear for each boy)

I began by hypothesizing with the boys about what would happen to the gummy bears in the freezer for 8 hours, the refrigerator for 8 hours, and the gummy bears in the microwave for 8 hours seconds. Both boys agreed the gummies would freeze into ice, won’t be jiggly when taken out of the refrigerator, and will shrink and mush into a glob when taken out of the microwave.

Then we placed the gummies into small bowls, 2 to a bowl, and placed a bowl in the refrigerator and one in the freezer. The other we set aside to place in the microwave the next day.

We actually began by checking the refrigerator gummies and found they were cold, still a little soft and ‘chewier’.

The gummy bears taken out of the freezer were “skinnier, harder than the refrigerator ones and cold”.

What was the result from the gummy bears taken out of the microwave? You tell me!

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    • Tricia

      Thanks for stopping! These were fun to do – and yummy too!

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