Jelly Baby Science

This week Year 6 carried out an experiment to see what would happen if they put jelly babies in water, water and sugar solution and water and salt solution.

Some children had done a similar experiment with gummy bears and they made predictions about what they thought would happen to the jelly babies.

After leaving them overnight, some of the sweets had broken into parts, but all of them were now a jelly consistency and had lost their waxy coating. Some correctly predicted that the salt solution baby would shrink, the sugar solution baby would grow and the water baby would grow the most – just like the gummy bears! Where this didn’t work, the children talked about the idea that the solutions were too weak and needed more salt or sugar.     

Keep up the investigative work Year 6!