Yay for interest-led learning and on-the-fly science lessons!
This morning for a treat at breakfast I made hot chocolate for the kids. I even found the candy canes I had bought after Christmas last year on sale and stirred those in. When the candy canes disappeared as if by magic, that led to a great, quick science lesson.
It was very clear that the candy dissolved much quicker in the hot water. The kids even noticed that the hot water was a deeper pink color and tasted more minty.