We love doing experiments around here. Learning what happens when you mix certain things or why we do some things we do. This Jelly Bean STEM Experiment is perfect for hands-on learning. It’s a great way for kids to experience new things and a lot of kids thrive in a hands-on learning environment.
What is STEM?
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM for short engage children on a hands-on and minds-on learning form. Kids test theories in a trial and error fashion.
What is the purpose of STEM activities?
STEM activities challenge kids with critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative skills. These are the activities that will aid in them learning the answer to, ‘What happens if I do this?”
Does this only work with jelly beans?
Absolutely not! You can use skittles, m&ms, and many others. Try this experiment with different candies and see what happens!
Jelly Bean STEM Science Experiment
Jelly Beans – use any colors you want. The color variance will determine the unique design you get.
1 cup of warm water
Place jelly beans on the plate in a circle. Have the child place the colors in a pattern if desired.
Slowly pour warm water onto the center of the plate. Pour just enough to cover the bottoms of the jelly beans.
Watch what happens!
The colors from the jelly beans should start to ease their way towards the center of the plate.
Watch the colors come together to create a beautiful display!
What STEM experiments have you done? Give this Jelly Bean STEM idea a try and let us know how it goes.