We are now on week 2 of our 8-week #CampWarnerBros at-home summer camp adventure. This week we are in the kitchen making homemade “Gem” candy with a fun rock candy experiment. Plus, we are staying cool indoors by taking a break with Steven Universe: The Movie! Join us as we make the most of summer and share all of the how-to’s with you below.
Rock Candy Experiment How-To
Old-fashioned rock candy has always been a favorite of ours, but I never knew how easy it was to make! With this weeks fun kitchen experiment, we were all able to jump in and help.
The Science Behind The Fun:
As time passes (and the solution cools), the water will slowly evaporate from the solution. As the water evaporates, the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string, and the candy crystals will grow molecule by molecule!
Extra Science Fun:
Try making two jars of candy. In the first jar – seed your “Crystal Gem” Candy by rolling your string in water and sugar. In the second jar do not seed your string with sugar before growing. Determine if using seed sugar crystals changes the growth rate of your “Crystal Gem” Candy!
Crystal Gem Themed Movie Night
After creating our own rock candy experiment, we settled down for a fun singalong version of Steven Universe: The Movie. In this film, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come. Although, little do they know they’re about to face their worst enemy yet. Who could it be?
If you’re ready to find out with us, (Amazon affiliate link) Steven Universe: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD.
Thank you, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, for providing us with a free digital download of the movie for review. #WBPromotion