Jelly Bean Science Experiment
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What we did:
First we separated the jelly beans by color into separate bowls. Fun way to color sort with the kids.
Now we added water to all the bowls with the jelly beans in them. You could change up what you add to each bowl. Maybe add salt water to one, coke or sprite to another… I used only water for a reason. You will have to check back to find out why.
Now we went over what we thought would happen to the jelly beans after sitting in the water. We quickly noticed the water in the bowls changing colors as we talked.
We left the jelly beans in the water for several hours before we came back to check them. Now what happens to a jelly bean that sits in water? The color fades and the candy part becomes mushy.
Then he wanted to know if they still tasted good. So we taste tested them. He said they still had a good flavor but the consistency was no good. Last we looked at the water in the bowls and examined it. It had bright colors and each bowl had a fruit scent. My son wanted to taste them too. Not that yummy.
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