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
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.
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