Sweet Treat Food Science Activity
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fun end delicious food science experiment which explores states of matter. Chocolate is made up of many small particles, which remain in a solid state at room temperature. As the chocolate is heated, the particles spread out and become a fluid, more liquid form which can be poured into molds and reformed. When the chocolate is placed into a freezer, it cools and is forced back into its original solid state.
While we were experimenting with the states of matter of chocolate, we added a twist to our food science activity and used candy molds, lollipop sticks and pretzel sticks to make our own chocolate pops and chocolate covered pretzels. They were a big hit and the kids had a lot of fun making them and consuming them.
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