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The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy (Science of Fun Stuff)
by Ellie O'Ryan
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 148145627X, Hardcover)Learn the sugar, spice, and science behind your favorite candies in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff!
Did you know there is a lot of science behind making candy? How about that “Red Hots” candies get their heat from a chemical called capsaicin—the same molecule that gives peppers their kick? And when you crunch on Wintergreen Lifesavers, they spark because you are making light with friction similar to the electricity in lightning: You might say you are making a miniature lightning storm in your mouth! Learn about these cool chemical reactions and much more as you become a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on candy!
Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!
(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:59:21 -0500)
Did you know that hard candy is technically glass? Or that the same chemical that makes grapefruit taste sour is in sour-tasting candy? Now you can become a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on the sweet science behind candy." -- jacket flap.
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