Video: Stem Unplugged

Making Rock Candy Crystals

  • STEM
  • Science (Physical)

Overview

Do you want to learn about the science of candy? In this episode of STEM Unplugged, students will uncover the chemistry behind rocky candy crystals through a hands-on at-home experiment. Using materials found around the house, students will learn how to make rock candy and get a quick lesson in seed crystals, solubility and supersaturation!

Supplies

  • Sugar
  • A small pot
  • Clothespins
  • Skewers
  • Jar
  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Optional: food coloring