How to Demonstrate the Energy of Candy (Gummi Bears Vs. M&M's)

Introduction: How to Demonstrate the Energy of Candy (Gummi Bears Vs. M&M's)

Hyperactive kids, could this be the cause? This demonstration will open your eyes to the amount of energy stored in these little candies.

What you do is melt a small quantity of potassium chlorate in a large test tube clamped to a ring stand. Use long-handled tongs to introduce a Gummi Bear candy to the test tube. The sugar in the candy reacts vigorously with the potassium chlorate, causing the bear to 'dance' amidst bright purple flames.


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    88 Discussions

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    KristenW
    KristenW

    5 years ago on Introduction

    awesome i wuv this i really also y wont the pics pop up

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    BOXHARD
    BOXHARD

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Uhhhmmm.... Potassium Clorate can be found in "Ice Melt"... just figured I'd let ya know....

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    conrad2468
    conrad2468

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    you mean the salt ice melt????!!?!?!?!?!? i used to eat that stuff

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    kreationism
    kreationism

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    isn't that potassium chloride? you know, salts are alkilies and chlorine...NaCl, CaCl, KCl, etc. Haven't had chem in a few years, so please correct me if i'm wrong.

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    BOXHARD
    BOXHARD

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yes, you are right. Potassium Chlorate can be derived from it though!... if ya feel up to mixing some with bleach and giving it a lil boil...

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    jaehung105
    jaehung105

    12 years ago on Introduction

    i wonder how much energy skittles and candy canes have in them. they're like made out of pure sugar.

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    garden burger
    garden burger

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    That would be easier but.............................. its jut not the same.

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    toogers
    toogers

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    revised: That would be more easily but, It's just not the same. poo

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    Nyxius
    Nyxius

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, you mean a fried pork rind...absolutely disgusting...yuk

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    Nyxius
    Nyxius

    10 years ago on Introduction

    great now I just have to figure out where I can buy a pork rind...lol