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FOOD SCIENCE CANDY MAKING

November 24th, 2021

Our Food Science team recently got together to make candy. As part of our curriculum, we must be able to identify the stages of boiling sugar from the thread stage thru the ball stages, crack stages and onto burnt sugar.

The consistency of candy (soft, chewy, hard) is determined by the water content of the sugar solution. As water is boiled off the resulting candy will be harder. Unlike water that always boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, sugar solution will boil at higher temperatures as the water content decreases. Therefore, temperature makes an accurate scale to determine water content and will let you know when to remove your candy from the heat.

We began by running the cold water test on the sugar through all stages, then made lollipops and "broken glass". Here are some pictures.

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SUMMER SESSIONS KEEP STUDENTS GOING THROUGH THE SUMMER

July 7, 2021

On four Thursdays througout the summer students are meeting to work on Codebusters, Write It Do It, Rocks and Minerals and other fun events.

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HARLAN ROWE EARNS GOLD AT NATIONAL COMPETITION

May 24, 2021

In their second trip to Nationals, Harlan Rowe earns a gold medal in Mission Possible and a total of 4 medals on their path to finishing 16th in the nation

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ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES 9TH IN THE STATE

April 27, 2021

Athens High School returns to the state competition and places 9th in PA.