Remember rock candy?

Remember rock candy?

Sparkly, glinting, beautiful; pure sugar and food coloring encrusted on a wooden dowel with a cute little round nob at the end.  We used to get it about once a year, at the Great Escape theme park, I think.

Milo has a neat little set of science experiment cards that we rediscovered recently, and the picture of sugar crystals looked like a winner to him.  Blue sugar crystals for Milo....

Milo has a neat little set of science experiment cards that we rediscovered recently, and the picture of sugar crystals looked like a winner to him. Blue sugar crystals for Milo….

and pink ones for Naomi.  How stereotypical.   I think the idea of a super-saturated solution and seed crystals was lost on Milo and I'm SURE it was lost on Naomi.  Never mind.  Some day in science class the concept will be mentioned and hopefully they'll harken back to that summer afternoon when they crunched pure sugar off whittled maple sticks.

and pink ones for Naomi. How stereotypical.
I think the idea of a super-saturated solution and seed crystals was lost on Milo and I’m SURE it was lost on Naomi. Never mind. Some day in science class the concept will be mentioned and hopefully they’ll harken back to that summer afternoon when they crunched pure sugar off whittled maple sticks.

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