Today you will use M & M’s to design an experiment to see if temperature affects the amount of dissolving of the sugar coating of an M&M.
You will be able to identify and control variables to design an experiment to see whether the temperature of a solvent affects the speed at which a solute dissolves. You will be able to explain, on the molecular level, why increasing temperature increases the rate of dissolving.
Here are the solubility and temperature lab sheets that you will need. I am providing you with copies to use and write on throughout the lab and for the follow-up questions.
Extension: The attached reading gives you further background and information about solubility. Solubility extension reading