Cooking Project: Lesson 1

Hard Candy Project

Plan the hard candy science project.
Gather supplies.
Write project plan.
Write questions.
Make a guess on what will happen.
What can happen good and bad?
Safety ideas.

Recipes One: Acid Jellies by Alton Brown


1 1/4 cups water

8 envelopes gelatin

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 tablespoons grated lime zest

2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

Non-stick spray, for greasing pan

Lab Results Day 1

Peppermint Stars: 

water might’ve been too cold, and we also might have let it cool for a tiny bit too long

[8:28 AM] Peppermint Stars: 

semi-failed, we’ll find a new recipe and try again later

Teacher observations:
We used a different recipe that did not use corn syrup.

Candy reached temperature, we added the color and flavor.
When we cooled the pan the as described in the instructions the candy instantly formed crystals. We were unable to pour the sugar solution as it was completely crystalized.

Stepped missed, did nto add lemon nor cream of tartar