Make a Candy Cane Rainbow
Experiment for Kids
A rainbow will quickly form
Eventually all of the stripes will disappear from the candy cane
And if the candy cane is left to sit in the water long enough it will completely disappear.
Add to the experiment and place rainbow candy canes in different liquids. Try one in cold water, one in hot water, and one in oil. What happens? Will all the liquids have the same effect? We later tried this and discovered that the candy cane placed in oil did not change at all, not even after days of being in the tray of oil.
The science behind the fun is simple. Sugar dissolves in water. Sugar does not dissolve in oil or other liquids. Why? We did this experiment mostly just for fun, but more on the Science can be found here.
Also check out the disappearing candy cane experiment
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