Rock Candy Essays

1316 WordsFeb 20, 20126 Pages
Table of Contents * Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………3 * Introduction………………………………………………………………………………..4 * Materials/ Scientific Procedure……………………………………………………………5 * Data……………………………………………………………………………………...6-7 * Results……………………………………………………………………………………..8 * Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...9 * Acknowledgements and References……………………………………………………..10 Abstract My hypothesis is that if I add different amounts of sugar to the same amount of boiling water and allow it to be cooled, than the one with the additional cup of sugar will be the one that grows more crystals. I determined that my hypothesis was correct. The glass I chose to add the pure cane sugar did grow much more crystals at a…show more content…
Rock candy is a simple scientific experiment made at home from sugar and water. Rock candy can be made up of different types of sugar. I used pure cane granulated sugar. Rock candy is formed when sugar is dissolved in boiling water and is cooled and placed in a glass jar with the wooden skewer. When the water evaporates the sugar crystal will start to grow overtime. The water and sugar is a saturated solution, meaning that water could only hold sugar if both were very hot. By cooling the water, the sugar comes out of the solution and forms crystals on the skewer and around the glass. The hypothesis for my experiment was that the more sugar you use the more crystals will form. My question is if you add more sugar, will more crystals? Experimental Procedure Question: If you add more sugar will more crystals form? Hypothesis: If I add more sugar to the same amount of boiling water, it will grow more crystals. Materials: Observation 1; 1 cup of water, 2 cups of sugar, 1 glass jar, 1 wooden skewer, 1 plate and 2 clothespins. Observation 2; 1 cup of water, 3 cups of sugar, 1 glass jar, 1 wooden skewer, 1 plate, 5 drops of red food coloring, and one plate. Procedure: I. Gather all the materials together. II. Label the glasses, 1 will be “observation 1” and the other “observation 2.” III. For observation 1 and 2, pour 1 cup of water into a pan and place on stove on high heat. For observation 2 add
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