Conversation Heart Science
Using the holidays as inspiration in your lessons is always a fun way to break up the monotony. Since Valentine’s day is coming up these Conversation Hearts are everywhere, and while I personally don’t enjoy eating them I thought it would be fun to use them in our science experiments. In this experiment we are observing the effects different environments have on the Conversation Hearts. For more science fun with Conversation, Hearts check out our Dancing Conversation Hearts Density Experiment. Before we begin, take a moment and pin this post on your homeschool science board for later!
Conversation Heart Science Supplies
What you will need:
- Conversation hearts or hard candy of some sort
- about 7 cups (Make sure you use a microwave-safe dish in the microwave)
- Rubbing Alcohol
Conversation Heart Science Experiment
- Discuss or write down some predictions of what you think will happen to each heart in each environment.
- Fill each cup with a liquid and label it.
- Create a data table and set times to check changes in your candy (1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes) This is optional depending on age.
- Observe what happens, does it sink or float? Did it get soft? Disintegrate, Dissolve, Melt?
- Record your data.