What’s cheaper than a Peep? Jelly beans! They’re everywhere and after Easter, stores mark them half off. I have 3 Easter science activities to share with you today that are awesome for your elementary students. Keep it simple or take them to the next level!
The first activity addresses solutions, solutes, solvents, and concentration. There are several ways you can do this, but here is one of them.
Use different amounts of warm water (100ml and 25ml) to dissolve 2 jelly bean candy shells. (A little white part will remain that you can toss.) You can use *strong* baggies or cups for the water. Identify how the transparency of the color depends on the concentration.
Identify the physical properties of a jelly bean. Mix them together in a group. Do the physical properties of the jelly bean change? Place the jelly bean in water. How do the physical properties of the jelly bean change?
Jelly Bean Towers
Provide each student with 10 toothpicks and 10 jelly beans. The challenge to create the tallest stable tower possible. There must be a jelly bean at the top of the tower. Identify weak levels and strong levels. Provide students an opportunity to draw their designs and refine them.