STEM Storytime: Candy Science

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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STEM Storytime

To support literacy of all kinds in Katy's youth, we're hosting the STEM Storytime program to encourage young readers to also explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Because these Storytimes require specific supplies, we require registration for attendance so we know how many we're expecting, and sadly will have to cap the attendees to ensure everyone can get any assistance they need.

There is a $15 fee for this event, which includes the book we will be reading aloud from, The Not So Secret Society: Tale of the Gummy, and all required supplies.

We will be able to accommodate 25 attendees between the ages of 7 and 11.

In addition to our reading from The Not So Secret Society, we will be doing experiments from Candy Experiments. This will be a lot of fun for the kids, and also give parents some ideas for how to use some of that forthcoming Halloween candy instead of letting them eat it all!


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The Not-So Secret Society: Tale of the Gummy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608869978
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Published: KaBOOM! - August 2017



Five young friends invent a candy-making machine for their school’s annual science fair, but when their candy creation comes to life and escapes, they’ll have to work together to find a solution before it destroys the entire city!

Madison, Ava, Emma, Aidan, and Dylan have pretty normal lives for a group of twelve-year olds: they go to school, participate in extracurricular activities, and oh, yeah, they also have AWESOME SCIENCE ADVENTURES. Together they form The Not-So Secret Society.

When the team invents a candy-making machine for their school’s annual science fair, things don’t go according to plan . . . when their candy creation comes to life and escapes! Halloween just got a whole lot scarier, and a whole lot more fun.

Candy Experiments Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449418366
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 2013



Brilliant use of Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, and other holiday candy! Fun, colorful, and full of surprises, Candy Experiments will have kids happily pouring their candy down the drain and learning some basic science along the way.

Candy is more than a sugary snack.  With candy, you can become a scientific detective. You can test candy for secret ingredients, peel the skin off candy corn, or float an “m” from M&M’s. You can spread candy dyes into rainbows, or pour rainbow layers of colored water. You'll learn how to turn candy into crystals, sink marshmallows, float taffy, or send soda spouting skyward. You can even make your own lightning.

Candy Experiments teaches kids a new use for their candy.  As children try eye-popping experiments, such as growing enormous gummy worms and turning cotton candy into slime, they’ll also be learning science.  Best of all, they’ll willingly pour their candy down the drain.

Candy Experiments contains 70 science experiments, 29 of which have never been previously published.  Chapter themes include secret ingredients, blow it up, sink and float, squash it, and other fun experiments about color, density, and heat.  The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well.  Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science, such as how cotton candy sucks up water because of capillary action, how Pixy Stix cool water because of an endothermic reaction, and how gummy worms grow enormous because of the water-entangling properties.

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