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In this activity, children will witness the heat-releasing (exothermic) reaction between molten potassium chlorate and gummy bears. Gummy bears contain sugar and sugar has lots of stored energy (potential energy). When the gummy bear hits the molten potassium chlorate it bursts into flames giving off a bright purple/ orange light, smoke, and a whistling sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YWGnfnEmgM