PRODUCT: Candy Chemistry
SIZE: Box is 13.1" long x 2.6" wide x 8.9" high
MATERIALS: Plastic and aluminum
DESIGNER: Thames & Kosmos
This kit helps kids explore chemistry in the sweetest way imaginable: they cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! They’ll perform a number of sweet experiments and learn important physical science principles related to candy and cooking, and discover why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy. They’ll learn about specific heat and the phases of matter by molding chocolates, and use a thermometer and learn about heat and temperature while boiling sugar. Children will gain experience with measurements and conversions, volumes, and weights. They’ll even investigate the chemistry of gummy bears! They’ll have the opportunity to learn about the mysterious phenomenon of triboluminescence with wintergreen candies, as well as make gummy candies, chocolate shapes, and hard sugar candy using the special tools included: plastic and metal molds, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork, and more. They’ll finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks, and wrappers to make sure the sweet treats look as good as they taste!
A 48-page, full-color manual provides instructions and explanations. Does not contain hazardous chemicals or food items; you supply the safe ingredients from your kitchen. It does include a thermometer tools, molds and wrappers. You will also need some common kitchen tools and utensils, as well as a stove and electric mixer.
Ages 10+. To be used solely under the strict supervision of adults. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.