I don't know very many people who would turn down an opportunity to fit candy into their curriculum, and cooking and baking is an awesome way to learn about chemistry. This kit gives you instructions to learn about transfer of heat, volume, phases of matter, freezing and melting point, boiling and condensation, crystallization, solutions, chemical reactions, and more. The kit includes special tools, molds for chocolate and gummy candies, cutters, paper baking cups, lollipop sticks, candy thermometer, colored foil sheets, and candy labels. Use this kit along with your own ingredients to make chocolate shapes and lollipops that look like cars, ladybugs, Santa or a bunny; make gummy dolphins, berries, dinosaurs, bats, bears, and fruit slices; or make a solid chocolate egg to give as a gift. The molds are hard plastic and are high quality like those used by confectioners, and the dipping fork and sugar spatula are great specialty tools. The experiment manual includes recipes, explanations, and colored illustrations. This is a great kit for learning chemistry and introducing candy making to your children. ~ Donna
Explore chemistry as you cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! Perform a number of sweet experiments and learn important physical science principles related to candy and cooking. Discover why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy. Learn about specific heat and the phases of matter by molding chocolates. Use a thermometer and learn about heat and temperature while boiling sugar. Gain experience with measurements and conversions, volumes, and weights. Investigate the chemistry of gummy bears. Learn about the mysterious phenomenon of triboluminescence with wintergreen candies. Make gummy candies, chocolate shapes, and hard sugar candy using the special tools included: plastic and metal molds, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork, and more. Finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks, and wrappers. The 48-page, full-color manual provides instructions and explanations. Does not contain hazardous chemicals or food items; you supply the safe ingredients from your kitchen.
Yes. The kit has no food in it. There is a terrific how to manual that is more like a text and stem learning book. All food involved has to be purchased to accomplish the experiments. There are papers and things that help with wrapping the candies. We are going to use it as an entire chemistry unit for my 10 year old homeschooler as a supplement to his chemistry studies. We will probably be at is for a couple of months, doing one to two candies a week. It's an excellently set up kit. Almost a full course in chemistry for an 8 -13 yr old. Hope this helps.
As vegans, I actually liked that it didn't contain the ingredients so we could buy vegan sugar. We also found some recipes online to modify to be vegan (like gummy bears use agar), but the basics are the same.
She enjoys making & sharing candy that she made herself with minimal help (age 11).
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