Candy Cane Science Experiments


Kindergarten students in Sharon Weissman’s class and third-graders in Annamarie Polito’s class at Branch Brook put their leftover candy canes to good use when they conducted various hands-on science experiments on Jan. 27.

The third-graders worked with their kindergarten buddies to test whether or not candy canes would sink or float in water. Next, the students hypothesized what liquid will cause the candy canes to dissolve the fastest. Each group placed candy canes in water, vinegar and either soda or lemonade. After letting the experiment continue over the weekend, the students observed, charted and discussed the results.