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Candy Science

Learn about physics, chemistry, and biology - all with a bag of M&Ms! In this video, we will show you several science experiments you can do at home, including: build a candy catapult, use candy to learn about limiting reactants, and candy chromatography.

Materials List

These are the materials you will need to follow along with this activity.

  • 1 pack sour skittles (can use regular)
  • 1 pack regular skittles
  • Sheet pan
  • Stirrer or coffee stick
  • water
  • Candypult Instructions
  • snack size individually wrapped candy (i.e. Halloween candy)

Safety Considerations

Use materials only as directed. Use care and caution when using scissors or any sharp object while building. Do not aim or launch projectiles toward people, pets, fragile items, and/or windows. This activity should be done with adult supervision.