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How to Grow Huge Gummy Bears

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Growing gummy bears is a fun! All you have to do is leave gummy bears in water, and the grow to be gigantic! Anyone will find this fun, so give it a try! It is fun just to grow them, but it can also be used as an educational activity. I did this in science class. We measured the length, width, height, mass, etc. of the bears after leaving them in water for different amounts of time.

Do NOT eat these because they become full of bacteria! They taste bad, too.

While your gummy bears are growing, be sure to listen to the gummy bear song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=astISOttCQ0
 
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Step 1: Materials

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-1 cup full of water
-Gummy bears
-24 hours (of waiting)

Step 2: Grow the Gummy Bears

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Place a few gummy bears in the cup and place it somewhere where it won't be knocked over. Then wait 24 hours. (If you leave them in too long, they begin to dissolve.)

Step 3: Why Does This Happen?

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How u know it full of bacteria and why wood u eat it if it was full of it and don't mind my spelling I was to lazy type in would
ked19971 year ago
i did this...just for fun!
love it! i did this too when i was younger, but now that im older, i dont use water......it tastes better with juice and/or "adult" liquids. just put it in the fridge. in a plastic bag, a bowl or cup with a cover, (the best is a flat pan so all are covered evenly with liquid). make sure to cover all the bears with double+ the amount of liquid(1/3 bears 2/3 liquid, etc), they will soak it all up in 24-48 hours. ;) mine tripled in size!
knexfreak322 years ago
I thought I finally got that song out of my head.
to make life-size gummy bears ,melt heaps of gummy bears and pour it into a huge mold and wait until it is set and put the huge gummy bear in a bathtub full of water and wait.
GLaDOS V32 years ago
eat them got it.
lschutz2 years ago
Did it in science class... SUper fun
pgravance2 years ago
dis is awesome i would soooo try it if i could eat candy!
sheepborg4 years ago
does this work with other things like fruit-snacks?
cupcake811 (author)  sheepborg4 years ago
Probably, since they contain gelatin.
 ohh, so thats how those water babies grow
yah i have like 3,000
*AWESOME!!!!!*:)i must try this
i started mine just now, i cant wait...
cupcake811 (author)  sheepborg4 years ago
Tell me how it works! Attatch pictures if you can. Did you use gummy bears or fruit snacks?
my fruitsnack epic failed 100% it turned looking like a dead green thing and did not grow D: i must get gummy bears to do this properly
cupcake811 (author)  sheepborg4 years ago
I think the fruit juice messed it up. Gummy bears will work. I wonder if gummy worms would work. If they did, thate would be really cool!
 I'm trying it with fruit juice. And with lemon juice.
fruit juice? anyway the gummy worms should work and make gummy snakes! just dont waste sour ones, for thay are to good to not be eaten!
 Fruit snacks tend to use pectin as the gumming agent. While it does absorb some water, it certainly doesn't hold up like gelatin.
cupcake811 (author)  ronmaggi4 years ago
Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense.
Well, you see, I used gummy worms. I just put them in. It's for a science project. We're supposed to sell them, and we need 5 reasons why people should buy them, any suggsetions? And, they don't contain gelatin... they are jelly though, but they don't have gelatin since I can't eat gelatin. Will it still work?
why cant u eat dem?
And also why does it say do not eat?
you can eat them but they taste horrible :p
 I ate one , it was terrible
try absorbing them in coke or some other fizzy drink.
cupcake811 (author)  ~Aeronous~4 years ago
Another commenter commented that they are full of bacteria after sitting in water for so long, so I would advise against it. I'll go write that on the intro now...

not if you leave them in the fridge(or freezer), that would terminate it. I tried it at my friends house and it works!

i wonder what would happen if u put them in a freezer. would it explode?
how about putting a stick in before you freeze it? Giant gummi ice lolly?

I must try this
OOOHH I WANT ONE OF THOSE and does nyone know how to change der username mines lame
hmmmmm. what normally happens when you put things in the freezer?

they freeze.
yes but water expands when it freezez so the gummy part might pop.
 oh, sorry, now I get your point. when I put mine in the freezer, they stretched a bit, but the only oxygen in the gummy bears, was the oxygen molecules in the water, so there wasn't much substance inside them to push out of them. plus, they where stuck in ice, so they stretched a bit, but fortunately, my fridge didn't blow up.
leave in the fridge
the fizz would boil the suger off and u would have nothing plus the soda would foam up from the suger
No, it doesn't. I soaked them in V for a week, and then when I ate them, they tasted like juicy gummy bears and V.
You could drop them in to some oasis or some other non-carbonated drink... :)
jpplayball4 years ago
omg I love this
cupcake811 (author)  jpplayball4 years ago
Thanks! I did this in science class. It was so much fun! We did it as a science experiment, so we recorded the mass,dimensions, volume, and density every two minutes for 20 minutes until we left them in for 24 hours.
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