STEM Unplugged Video
4 minutes

Making Rock Candy Crystals

  • Chemistry
  • STEM


Do you want to learn about the science of candy? In this episode of STEM Unplugged, students will uncover the chemistry behind rocky candy crystals through a hands-on at-home experiment. Using materials found around the house, students will learn how to make rock candy and get a quick lesson in seed crystals, solubility and supersaturation!


  • Sugar
  • A small pot
  • Clothespins
  • Skewers
  • Jar
  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Optional: food coloring



Suggested Time

4 minutes