Skittles and M&M experiment (with Freebie)

So inspired once again from we conducted an experiment with Skittles and M&Ms. This experiment is very straightforward easy to do and takes very little time with COOL results.  Here is the breakdown for you:

a few M&Ms
a few Skittles
2 cups
warm water

1. Fill the cup up with a little water
2. Put candy in two cups with the letters facing up 
3. Wait about 10 min and see what happens (do NOT mix the cups!!!)

How easy is that?!  Most of the students thought is was AWESOME!  Some of them have even been trying these experiments at home- that's really awesome for me as a science teacher to get them excited about learning.

With most of the students, we don't go crazy in-depth just talk about some vocab and what they would to do next and also PREDICTIONS!  

Check out some pictures from the ones we've been trying: 

The "S" is stuck in the red (whoops) look how cool the colors look!!!!

The Ms definitely came off better and usually stayed in one piece :)  See it floating around up there!

On the left the 2 big chunks are S's (the water kinda got gross) and on the right are more Ms again!!

Sorry about how unappetizing this makes candy look - trust me the kids still want some after you finished. This does not deter them ONE BIT ;)

Check out this Freebie to go along with the experiment! It is easier for some of my classes to draw pictures and write a few words so this works great!

I'm linking up with:

Freebie Fridays


  1. I've never seen this experiment!! It looks like so much fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing it :) I'm glad you took pictures too... makes it sooo much easier to understand!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  2. What a fun experiment! I bet the students really enjoyed it {and the treat at the end}!

    Mrs. Lattin's Kindergarten

  3. Can't wait to do this with my kiddos in the Fall! Thanks a bunch for sharing! I'm a new follower!

    2nd Grade Ponderings

  4. this is so easy and fun i can do this with my three year olds in the fall. thanks for sharing.

  5. This will be a great addition to the beginning of the year as we learn about being scientists. Thanks!

    Math is Elementary


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