What better way to celebrate Roald Dahl Day than by inviting children into Willy Wonka’s science lab? Inside is a feast of science-based wonders to spark their imagination and curiosity.
There are lots of sweet toothed experiments you could try – like growing your own sugar trees – but in this lesson, children will discover the science behind popping candy and test whether or not it might have any unexpected side effects.
Students will explore:
- Reversible and irreversible changes to materials and how to apply this knowledge
- Investigative techniques to solve a problem
Teaching Award winner Sue Martin has been a primary school deputy head, head of physics at Parkstone Grammar School in Dorset and now works as a science education consultant. Browse more Roald Dahl Day resources.