In the UK, we have some chocolate covered sweets called Revels. Inside each bag are different flavoured chocolates, Maltesers, plain chocolate, coffee flavour, orange flavour, toffee and chocolate-covered raisins. As well as being delicious, they are great for a yummy sorting activity.
I set the children the task of sorting the Revels into different flavours without eating them.
We talked about how we could tell the difference between the flavours. The first method was how they looked, so we sorted by size.
We could easily find the plain chocolates and raisin-covered chocolates because of their distinctive shapes.
The Maltesers were also relatively easy to spot as they were a little larger than the other round varieties.
The final three were more tricky. Z wanted to weigh them. They all weighed between 1 and 3 grams, so we sorted accordingly.
Not satisfied with this method, we accidentally found that they made different noises when dropped on the table. We decided that the heavier sounding drop was probably the toffee.
Once we had our six piles, it was time to test.
The coffee, orange and toffee were not very well sorted, but we’d had a really good attempt and thought of some great sorting ideas along the way.
Would you have done anything different?
Can you think of any other candy we could sort?
If you enjoyed this activity don’t forget to try my other candy science experiments for kids.
Last Updated on September 12, 2023 by Emma Vanstone