Sweets Science!

Halloween Candy Fun with Science Experiments and Math Activities

Learn about water stratification by creating a rainbow with Skittles candy.

Water stratification is what happens when water displays different properties such as temperature, density, oxygenation and salinity. These layers act as barriers that prevent the water from mixing.  The food dye in the candy makes this process visible to us.

All you need for this experiment is:

  • Skittles

  • Water

  • Plates

You can find step by step instruction at: Little Bins for Little Hands.

Watch the rainbow magic unfold right in front of your eyes on this YouTube clip:

Rainbow Magic with Skittles Candies!


Learn about osmosis with this gummy bear experiment.

Osmosis is the movement of a solvent from one of lower concentration to higher concentration.

All you need are:

  • 2 small bowls