Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Dancing Candy Canes

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December 23, 2021

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (December 23). The article may be found at

Dancing Candy Canes

Patty Rooks

I hope everyone is ready for the holidays. My philosophy is, if not, no one will ever notice, just relax and enjoy!

If you are anything like me though, you likely overbought some things. As I look around I have an ABUNDANCE of candy canes so thought I had better find a way to use them up than with science. Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.


  • Candy canes
  • Tall clear jar or glass
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon
  • Empty bowl


  • Unwrap and couple of candy canes (use as many as you desire).
  • Place the candy canes in the bowl and crush them gently with the back of a spoon. Do…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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