Scientific Sweetness

February 8 – 14scientific-sweetness-web-icon

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re sinking our teeth into the delicious world of sugar. Join us, and taste for yourself just how sweet science can be! Don’t miss these super-sweet activities:

Are you a Supertaster?

Some people have a heightened sense of taste. Try this simple test to see if you are one of them.

Giant Peeps

The fun sugar coated marshmallow candy that we all know and love will be supersized with the help of a bell jar and a vacuum. Watch them expand, and see what happens when the vacuum is refilled with air!

Acidic Candy

Using some basic chemistry, explores natural acids that add tanginess and bitterness to your candy.

Gumdrop Geodomes

Building is always fun, but building with candy is delicious too! Explore how to build using mini-marshmallows as key structural component.