Food Science with Clifford from The Young Scientists Club

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First I want to tell you all that I had my own pictures and did a few experiments with my daughter. However, my daughter took the memory card out of my computer and deleted them thinking I was finished putting them on my computer. I now have my own camera and hopefully this will not happen again. I will tell you about the experiments we did so you get a good idea.

 The Young Scientist Club has a variety of science kits such as Food Science, Animal Science, Bubble Science, Rainbow Science, and Kitchen Science. Also, the popular Magic School Bus! I had the opportunity to review the Food Science kit and this was a fun kit to experiment with. My daughter wanted to try the Rock candy which we thought was a lot of fun. Like I said boy do I wish I had pictures to show you, but this experiment takes time and a lot of sugar which we were low on to do a re-do.

How to make Rock Candy

To make the rock candy you take one of the wooden sticks and wet it 3/4 of the way up the stick. Then you roll the stick in sugar covering each side. Once you coated the stick set it aside to dry. While the stick is drying you can start the next step to making rock candy. Get a small pot and put 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of sugar at a time stirring at the same time to help dissolve all the sugar. Keep adding 1 cup at a time until you reach 4 cups of sugar. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring and remove from stove. Allow the syrup to cool for 20-25 minutes and then transfer to a glass jar. Insert the coated stick and put a paper towel over the top of the jar. Put product in a cool dry place and let sit for least 6 hours. After 6 hours crystals should start to form. If after 24 hours no crystals are formed, add the syrup mixture to pot and bring to boil and then add an additional cup of sugar. Transfer syrup after it has cooled back to the jar. (Make sure you re-do the stick in water and then roll into sugar). I had to add a total of 5 cups of sugar for crystals to start adhering to the stick.

 This was a fun experiment and hope you have fun with it too. Another experiment we did was made Rainbow Ice. Start by filling the tubes with water and freezing them. Once frozen we added salt to the top of the ice and food coloring. Watching what happens is neat. I do not want to spoil it for you. The Clifford Food Science Kit has everything you need to have fun being a Scientist.

 Items included are:  lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, funnel, and pipette to perform their experiments! Join Clifford and his friends on an adventure into the world of science! (Ages 3 and up). The Young Scientists Club Facebook page updates regularly with fun experiments so it is a fun page to follow. 

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  1. angela says:

    These kits look like so much fun. My little one is 8 and I know he would just love this set.

  2. Allison says:

    How cool these are!! I need to check out all their kits. I want to make some rock candy too.

  3. Melissa says:

    This kit is so neat. I never heard of making your own rock candy before. Sounds like fun.

  4. Tammy says:

    I never heard of this before. I need to check out their facebook and website. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Vicki F says:

    I love combining fun activities with educational ones. These kits look fantastic and would be great for home schoolers!

  6. Julia Potvin says:

    Looks like a fun way for kids to learn a bit of science without it being boring, great concept!

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