More project videos Abstract This science fair project was conducted to ascertain what conditions will help prevent bread from becoming moldy.
Various liquid solutions e. Chemicals like bleach, vinegar, and alcohol can cause skin and eye irritation.
Make sure there is an adult present, and wear gloves, long sleeves, and protective eyewear. Methods and Procedures Print out or draw a chart like the one above in your journal to record how long it takes for each Skittle to dissolve in each solution.
Drop a yellow Skittle in each jar and time how long it takes for the color to completely disappear from each one. Write down the time on the chart in the journal. You should carefully watch the Skittles in the different solutions and see how they dissolve. Take notes on your observations about what happens as the Skittles lose color.
You might notice things like: Does the solution bubble when you drop the Skittles in? How does the dye dissolve? Does it fall off in flakes? Drop down and pool underneath the Skittle? Does the dye move away as it dissolves or stay around the candy?
Does the dye disappear? Does the candy change colors as the dye dissolves? Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other colors of Skittles candy. Make a bar graph showing how long each color took to dissolve in each liquid. Use your charts, graphs, and observational notes to help you describe the results and draw conclusions.
Older students might want to do some averaging to find other interesting results: What is the average dissolve time for each solution? What is the average dissolve time for each color? Results and Conclusion Report the results of your experiment, and say whether your hypothesis was correct or incorrect.
It's okay if the results don't match your hypothesis! Share your ideas about why the experiment turned out the way it did. Share your ideas for future experiments. Real scientists always use one experiment to help them design the next one, so in your conclusion, you should also talk about what experiment you would do next, or talk about what you would do differently if you were to do this experiment again.
I thought that bleach takes away stains and so it would dissolve the color fastest. I also thought that acids like vinegar would dissolve things faster. If I was going to do another experiment, I might like to try crushing the Skittles first like they were being eaten.
In water, it should take minutes for the coating to dissolve and about 30 minutes to completely dissolve without stirring. Video Skittles Rainbow Experiment Experiment 2: What Happens When Skittles Dissolve?
Kids in grades are learning about solutions, dissolving, and colors. That makes the following experiment just right for this age. You will be putting the Skittles in a rainbow pattern on a plate and then filling the middle with hot water to see what happens to the colors on the Skittles.
Question What happens when you put water on Skittles?If you already have guidelines set forth by a science fair committee or an instructor, be sure to follow them.
Otherwise, here is a format that you may use to write a science project report. Otherwise, here is a format that you may use to write a science project report.
Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), a two-year community college located in Northwest Louisiana. Alameda County Science And Engineering Fair Association.
ABSTRACT Information. IWhen you are ready to write your abstract you can (but not required to) use the form at this link. You should be able to type into the space provided, check the boxes below the space. You can PRINT but not save to your computer (at this time we don't have a fix.
Skittles Science Fair Project Instructions. Updated on November 9, Virginia Kearney. more. VirginiaLynne is an educator and mom of 5. Her Science Fair articles are based on her experience helping her children do their projects.
Write down your prediction about which of the liquids you are going to use will dissolve the color coating. An abstract for a science experiment is a short paragraph that summarizes the purpose of the experiment (including the hypothesis), the method used to perform it, the results and your conclusions.
Your science fair project must have a research paper component. This proposal is that paper. Mr. The abstract paragraph will be incomplete at the proposal stage, but will get filled out after completing the experiment.
Procedure: List each step in detail, as you would write a recipe, so that someone else could repeat your experiment.