Easter brings lots and lots of packaged Peeps to store shelves.
These colorful little chicks and bunnies are everywhere.
I couldn't resist buying some for us to "experiment" with.
The Lil Divas were excited by the prospect of some fun candy
We started our Peep fun with a simple experiment.
Peep Activity #1:
The Microwaved Peep Experiment
What You Need:
(we used chicks and bunnies)
Before starting, I asked the Lil Divas to make a prediction about what they thought would happen to the candy peeps if we microwaved them.
The Littlest Diva: "They will inflate."
The Oldest Diva: "They will shrink."
1. Put 2 different types of peeps onto a microwave safe plate.
2. Put into the microwave for 1 minute (you will not need all that time)
3. Observe your peeps as they heat & discuss what is happening.
Here are a few shots of the heated Peeps out of the microwave. They do start to "deflate" pretty quickly after the microwave stops so be sure to observe them as they heat to fully appreciate how big they get!
Here's a little comparison shot of
unmicrowaved vs microwaved Peeps
(taken after a bit of cooling so they are not as big
as when they were in the microwave)
The Lil Divas wanted to see if the peeps would get even bigger if we left them in longer, so we popped them back into the microwave and observed what happened as we re-heated them.
We discussed the girls predictions. They had differing views on who was correct. The Littlest Diva felt she was correct and The Oldest Diva decided they were both correct :) since the peeps initially inflated and then as they got burnt they deflated.
I had the Oldest Diva compare an original Peep to the shrunken/burnt ones and compare if the Peeps really shrunk. They were still larger than the original ones so she finally agreed that the Littlest Diva's prediction was correct (but she wasn't too happy about it, haha!)
Stay tuned tomorrow for Peep Experiment #2.