July 1, 2020

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Steven Universe: The Movie + make your own "crystal gem" candy #CampWarnerBros

It’s week 2 at Camp Warner Bros.! This week, we are going to have some fun with science, color mixing, learning patience and making a delicious treats for our Steven Universe: The Movie camp viewing party!

The epic music-filled adventure for Steven and his friends will overflow with more new songs and music than ever before. In his first television movie, Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

You don't have to have watched the series to enjoy this film.  It is a fun filled film with fun musical scenes.  It is a fun entertaining film and perfect for a family movie night!

Steven Universe The Movie comes from the Emmy-nominated, and Peabody Award-and GLAAD Media Award-winning team behind Cartoon Network's hit series Steven Universe. The series is created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Sugar, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The Science Behind The Fun:
As time passes (and the solution cools), the water will slowly evaporate from the solution. As the water evaporates, the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string, and the candy crystals will grow molecule by molecule!

Extra Science Fun:
Try making two jars of candy. In the first jar - seed your “Crystal Gem” Candy by rolling your string in water and sugar. In the second jar do not seed your string with sugar before growing. Determine if using seed sugar crystals changes the growth rate of your “Crystal Gem” Candy!

The rock candy crystals grow molecule by molecule. When sugar and water are heated together and then cooled, a supersaturated solution is created. The solution contains more sugar than can stay in liquid form. Sugar then comes out of the solution and attaches to the string. Over time, the water evaporates. At each stage, the solution continues to become more saturated, and sugar molecules continue to collect around the string. All of the loose sugar crystals have now realigned and attached to become one large crystal known to us as rock candy.

You will need 3 cups of sugar, 1 cup or water and food coloring if you wish for your candy to be colored! Parents will need to monitor children as they will need to mix the sugar and water on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. The mixture makes enough to fill a jar or an another Tupperware if you have one.

After your little scientist's mixture cools and they adds the string to the jar, now the hard part happens. The waiting game! It will take a few days for the crystals to form, so during this time have your little scientist document the changes and their observations!


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