Gummy Bear Experiment

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11907

Gummy bears are yummy to eat, but did you know they can help you learn science? Gather them together with some other kitchen items to experiment with osmosis! You'll discover what that means in time!


Scientific Method

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Were you taught to never play with your food, even if it's just candy?

Now's your chance to play scientist and play with gummy bears!

  • Did you ever try a science experiment?
  • What was it like?
  • Did you get the results you expected?

Share your experience with your parent or teacher.


In this lesson, you will conduct an experiment just like a scientist does! Are you ready to get started? Great! Gather the supplies below:

  • pack of gummy bears
  • milk
  • salt
  • sugar
  • vinegar
  • baking soda
  • seven clear cups
  • water
  • tablespoon
  • paper
  • pencil

Once you have your materials ready, you will need to find a way to collect your data (information). Follow the directions below:

  • Number your paper down the left side from 1 to 7. Leave about an inch of space between each number.
  • Copy the following labels next to each number. For example, write the word "milk" next to the number 1:
    1. milk
    2. salt
    3. sugar
    4. vinegar
    5. baking soda
    6. apple juice
    7. water
  • Place a gummy bear next to each number and label. Try placing a different color gummy bear next to each label. For example, place a red gummy bear next to the word "milk," and a green gummy bear next to the word "salt."
  • Do you have all seven of your labels and seven gummy bears on your paper?

Great! Hang on!

In the Got It? section, you will make scientific predictions!

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