Lesson Plan

Mysterious M&M's

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The first in a six-lesson mini unit, all using M&Ms® candies, this physical science activity gets kids to observe a single piece and discover what happens when it is placed in a plate of water. The activity can be used to introduce the concepts of dissolving and how polar molecules can pull on others to separate them from each other. 

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  • Detailed background information, teacher's notes, and a copy of the entire unit leave you well prepared
  • Using candy is fun, and the colors in the water make concepts visible
  • The mini unit is part of a larger physical science collection on matter
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