Sunday, September 16, 2012

mmmm... lollipops!

We have been working on states of matter for a couple of weeks and I found this amazing looking activity on pinterest. I attempted it on Friday....

These are some adorable lollipops, am I right? So, I was thinking we could learn about how liquids can become solids....That would actually mean the liquid turns into a solid...Which unfortunately, ours didn't!!

Funny thing about making candy- you HAVE to have a candy thermometer. If it doesn't make it to a certain temperature it will never become solid-- poo! Of course, my firsties didn't care and they still looked adorable and tasted all sugary:

I am going to attempt this activity again next year with a helper and a candy thermometer!!! I do recommend it and if you choose to do it, here is a little recording sheet you can use:

Click the picture for a FREE download :)

Hope yours turn out better than mine! For the detailed directions you can click on the pin above and find out what you need and how to do it :)


  1. What a FABULOUS idea! We are also studying matter and I just may have to try this to end our unit! Of course, that would require me buying a candy thermometer...we'll see HA!
    Fun in 1st Grade

  2. I love this idea!!!! They turned out super cute and colorful. :)
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