Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: Candy Corn Science & More from Monica Schroeder

Hey everyone ! I am a lucky girl today. I have the chance to review a product from an amazing teacher-author, Monica Schroeder. The product is her Candy Corn Science & More. This pack is available at several places and as part of an amazing Educents bundle deal. Details on where to get it are the end of the post.


Candy Corn Science & More is a comprehensive 51 page product  that is targeted to students in grades 1, 2 and 3. I can see 4th graders also enjoying many of these activities.

First off, she has a section providing materials and directions (Video directions!) on making safety goggles. This is a fun way to start and get everyone in the mindset that they are really scientists when they do these activities. A candy corn KWL follows, which is always a nice way to open up a topic. She then has a very interesting section on candy corn history with all kinds of facts that I did not know. For example, did you know candy corn has been around since the 1880s?


The next section contains some kid-friendly information about the scientific method and then some well chosen science vocabulary words. Both are a great resource for both teachers and students.

Monica has shared three different candy corn experiments to try. They are titled:
- Sink or Float
- Dissolving Corn
- Fizzy Corn Science

She provides places for students to make hypotheses, record their information, and illustrate and write about their findings. The experiments are fun and easy. All you need is several kinds of candy, water, vinegar, baking soda and a tall clear container.

Following the science section, Monica has a "More Fun" section. This area has a lot of fun and thoughtful activities that relate to candy corn and can be connected with what they have learned. For example, students could write an acrostic poem, do some candy corn art, and my favorite: Candy Corn Fact Families! Overall, this is a super creative, organized, useful, clear and thorough set of activities that will combine fun and learning. It would be worth taking a look at!


Here's where you can find it: Monica's Candy Corn Science & More is available as part of the Educents 3-5 Bundle which ends this Saturday, Oct. 26. The bundle has over $100 of products from folks like her, Diary of Not Such a Wimpy Teacher and more (yes, disclaimer, including me :) ). Click on the image below to head over and take a look at the bundle. If you'd rather check it out at her Teacher's Pay Teachers store, follow the link under the Educents bundle.



Enjoy ! Have a restful night!


Here are a few resources for teaching science that you might enjoy! Click on them to see more at Amazon.
Disclaimer: The author was not paid, compensated, or reimbursed in any way to review this product.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great review:) We are doing our Candy Corn Science next Wednesday as a grade level rotation. I know my kiddos are going to love it!
    ☮Monica
    The Schroeder Page

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    1. Awesome! I was thrilled to check it out. Very creative and fun!

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