Candy Chemistry

Candy Chemistry

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Item #: 004502
Grades: 4-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

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

Publisher Description:

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.

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0.9 (lbs.)
11.75" x 11.25" x 2.62"
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my child wants it for Christmas
Shannon C on Nov 20, 2022
Kids love candy and chemistry.
Kerrie D on Dec 2, 2020
my child wants it for Christmas
Shannon C on Nov 20, 2022
My grandaughter wanted it for Xmas.
Maria S on Nov 13, 2022
Kids love candy and chemistry.
Kerrie D on Dec 2, 2020
Looked fun and educational
Kenzie B on Nov 30, 2020
My 11 yr old granddaughter loves science!
Joanne W on Nov 30, 2020
made in germany<br />looks fun,
Tara C on Nov 27, 2020
Looks fun!
Michelle S on Nov 25, 2020
Victoria P on Nov 15, 2020
Parent choice
Valerie S on Oct 9, 2020
Fun activity for kids
Grant P on Feb 23, 2018
My third grader loves candy and chemistry, so this was a perfect fit. We have already made some of the gummy candies and had a blast!
Jozlyn S on Sep 25, 2017
This is a gift from my son to my Daughter. They will probably both enjoy learning about candy making and chemistry using this kit.
User on Dec 14, 2016
Jaclyn K on Dec 13, 2016
My daughter wanted this for Christmas.
Christi S on Dec 11, 2016
My daughter wants to try this
Tami M on Dec 8, 2016
grandchildren wanted them
gayle w on Dec 6, 2016
11 year old granddaughter has wanted this for 3 years!!
Maureen M on Nov 30, 2016
JAMES S on Nov 28, 2016
My Granddaughter asked for this for her January<br />birthday.
Janice T on Jan 19, 2016
Two of my children begged me to buy this kit so that they can see and experience how candy is made.
Robin S on Jan 16, 2016
This we will use in our homeschool chemistry class. It is a fun way to explain science.
Kathleen A on Dec 8, 2015
Granddaughter wish list.
Helen J Crouch C on Nov 30, 2015
Making candy for school, what's not to love?
Junice S on Nov 10, 2015
My son asked for something like this for his birthday.
Clifton R on Nov 9, 2015
My grandaughter wanted it for Xmas.
Maria S on Nov 13, 2022
Looked fun and educational
Kenzie B on Nov 30, 2020
How long of a wait on back ordered candy chemistry set?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2022
BEST ANSWER: It looks like we expect them in IL by mid-December.
can I have a cat with this?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: Although I find this question enigmatic...I have to assume you mean have a domestic cat in the house?
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.
What are the necessary ingredients you need to purchase to do the experiments?
Andrea on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The list is LONG. I was surprised when I got the set & needed to spend megabucks to get everything needed, but I felt like I had to at that point because it was a gift for my son's birthday. It is definitely a budget buster (but I suppose you could just buy what you needed for one experiment at a time as you were able, although many of the experiments go together as extensions of what was already done.) To get to your question, I really can't remember everything (it was over a year ago)...but I hope that it helps you to know that it's a long list. :)
How many candy experiments are there in this kit?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the exact number, but there are different levels of difficulty/experiments. The set is really about learning chemistry involved in candymaking. Need to be able to follow a lot of directions. Best for ages 12 and up. You will also need to purchase some items to do experiments.
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Rated 5 out of 5
fun gift!
It contains all the tools you need, but know that you need to buy all of the ingredients. I had purchased them to give along with the gift.
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).
November 15, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Candy chemistry set
Very informative, step by step and my daughters love it.
March 25, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fun projects - not much Chemistry
My son (8) gave this to my daughter (10) as a Christmas present. They have both been studying chemistry this year. There were several fun little projects making candy....but not much chemistry. It is a great idea to pull in the kitchen and some chemistry principles and what kid can resist candy. There were some special tools for making the candy which made it a bit easier. We tried two candies, but neither recipe worked. Mostly this made a great gift, but you can find most of the recipes and concepts online.
March 13, 2017
over 6 years ago

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