On Wednesday 24 March students discovered how to make honeycomb, they explored the secrets to the unique texture of Australia’s very own Violet Crumble and Cadbury’s popular Crunchie bar and discovered the real reason why they are covered in chocolate. Students taste tested commercial and homemade honeycomb and observed honeycomb being made. The students learnt about how heat causes the bicarbonate of soda to break down and release the gas, carbon dioxide. The gas gets trapped within the sugar, this results in the bubbles in the honeycomb.
If you would like to make this at home please see Mr Berryman’s video here. If you happen to make some at home, please send me a photo!
Mrs Daniela Carboon
Learning Leader – Science & Technology