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Bickershaw Church of England Primary School

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Bickershaw Church of England Primary School

‘Valuing the past, inspiring the present and ambitious for the future.’

‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever’ Hebrews 13:8
(Father, Son and Holy Spirit – The Trinity)

MAd Science

Week 1

Today we learned about dissolving. We made a pattern with Skittles and predicted what might happen when we poured water on them. We thought the Skittles might melt or the paper plate might burn. However, we found out that they made a wonderful pattern as the sugar shell dissolved. We then tested M&Ms and the same thing happened! This time, the chocolate melted too but the 'M' did not dissolve. Smarties dissolved quickly too. Then we tested Skittles with no shell. They did dissolve but it was a lot slower. 

Here are some links explaining the experiment and how you can adapt it at home (and use it to help you pray):



  1. Is cold water faster or slower than hot water?
  2. What happens if you use another liquid?
  3. Does fizzy water work the same?
  4. Can you think of any other sweets that would do the same?