I asked M if she wanted to add flavoring and she decided on vanilla. But there was so much solution that after pouring about 1/2 out I added some cinnamon.
This was fun. The girls noticed that the more sugar was dissolved and the more saturated the solution became the more the spoon was pushed back at them while they were stirring. They played with pushing it down to the bottom of the pot and then relaxing and letting the solution push it back out.
We are going to watch a movie and then we will check on our little experiment and see if we can see anything. The recipe says the crystals won't start to form for 2 to 4 hours!
|science is yummy|
So. We did get to see the crystals, sugar forms rectangular crystals, and the girls did sample them. But as you can see in the first picture, our crystals stuck to the glass as much or more than they did to the stick. A friend of mine said we really should use string. She remembers when you could buy candy in Colonial Williamsburg that was made the "old way" and their rock candy came on a string. Something to thing about.