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  • Writer's pictureSuzie Olsen

Edible Science: Dissolving Candy Hearts

Updated: Nov 2, 2019

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a science experiment, right? Okay, maybe not so much. But what are you going to do with all those left over cinnamon candy hearts that didn't go into a Valentine's card? Science experiment of course (see first sentence for reference)! STEM Spark presents "Dissolving Candy Hearts" for your Valentine's Day STEM fun!

You'll Need:

Candy Hearts (preferably the red hard kind)


Plate, bowl or tray


1) Place candy hearts on the tray. Have fun with how you arrange the hearts-- you can arrange them into a heart, a circle, a square, and so on!

2) Pour enough water to cover the candy hearts.

Addition step for kids: write down what you think will happen to the candy hearts when you pour the water over them. Another guess one can make is how long will it take the candy hearts to completely dissolve. Making a guess is called a hypothesis, which is part of the scientific method. To learn more about the scientific method, check out this video.

Happy Science-tine's! STEM-entine's? Eh, I just hope you <heart> the science experiment STEM Sparkers (okay, I'm done, I swear)!

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