Skittles Rainbow Experiment

Rainbow skittles dissolving in water science experiment for kids
Wow the kids while exploring science with the Skittles rainbow experiment!
This experiment is really easy to set up! All you need is a bag of Skittles, a plate, and a few willing participants.  If your kids are anything like mine they will be eager to jump in and see if they can make a Skittles rainbow!
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Skittles Rainbow Experiment

Materials
Method
  • Begin by placing Skittles in general, rainbow order along the inner perimeter of a shallow plate.
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  • Each time we do this experiment we place the candies a little differently.  The exact placement does not matter.  Just be sure that the candy colors are rotated. 
Skittles on a plate for a kids science experiment

  • Once the Skittles are in place it is time to add the water!
  • Have the kids carefully pour very warm water directly into the middle of the plate.
Making a Skittles rainbow science experiment for kids
  • Have them pour just enough water so that the Skittles are in the water but not fully submerged.
  • Then, step back & observe.
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  • Kids will immediately notice the outer shell of the candies beginning to dissolve, creating a mesmerizing rainbow effect.
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  • The rainbow will quickly expand as the skittles are exposed to the water.
Making a skittles rainbow science experiment for kids
  • My kids were in awe over this simple bit of science and marveled as the colors danced & swirled into beautiful explosions of color!
Extend the Fun
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  • Make different patterns on the plate before adding water.
smiley face made out of skittles for kids science experiment
  • Try this experiment using varying temperatures of water.  Then, compare the results.
  • Try using other liquids besides water.  Does it work?  
The Science

Why don't the varying colors mix in the water?
  • Each skittle coating holds a different sugar density.
  • Due to the varying densities of the candy coatings the colors do not mix in the water.
  • Learn more about liquid densities.
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