In this introductory activity, students will see that when an M&M is placed in water, the sugar and color coating dissolves and spreads out in a circular pattern around the M&M. When students compare their results, they will discover that every color of M&M dissolves in a similar way. The way the sugar and color dissolve in water is a property of M&M's. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step by step guide as to how to perform the experiment, and how to introduce it t the students.


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