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.