Week 5 Challenge: Food Science Breakdown

August 14, 2020

Challenge Begins Monday, August 17th

This week’s challenge is centered around Chemistry in Candy, but what does that mean?

Chemistry is a form of science that studies how and why substances combine and/or separate from each other and how substances interact with energy. Everything you eat to nourish your body is a form of chemistry. Mission Ignite wants to see how you can create a chemical reaction using what you have in the kitchen!  

Now what do you do for the challenge?

This week you are the scientist and your conducting your own experiment. Try to find the most creative chemical reaction you can safely of course, using candy.  

With your parent or guardians help, get creative with chemistry using candy.  

  • List all materials used in your experiment  
  • Write out your procedure in how to complete the experiment in up to 10 steps (the more information the better)
  • Perform the experiment safely while adding your own creativity  
  • Make sure your video is no longer than 1:00 minute long  
  • Follow this rubric to maximize your points
  • Have fun!
Once you’re done have your parent or guardian submit your entry to info@summersmart.org or text (716) 823-7248 no later than 2:00pm Friday August 21st

How do I participate?


Every Monday morning a new challenge is released in a video created by Jerry Hughes and Lorenzo Alexander. The Students have all week until Friday at 2 PM to work on their video or photo collage. Students are encouraged to include their siblings and parents, pets and friends to be involved if they choose. A team of judges will review the uploaded videos and photos and the very next week – the winners will be announced.


We have secured a range of great prizes courtesy of the Buffalo Bills. See the full list below

  • Lorenzo Alexander Autographed Jersey
  • Lorenzo Alexander Autographed Hat
  • Jerry Hughes Autographed Helmet
  • Jerry Hughes Autographed football
  • Micah Hyde Autographed Cleat
  • Tremaine Edmunds Autographed Cleat
  • Jordon Poyer Autographed Mini Helmet
  • John Brown Autographed Mini Helmet
  • Dion Dawkins Autographed Hat
  • A Back-Yard Family Picnic Package valued over $500
  • Nintendo Switch Family Package valued at over $300
  • Cash Prizes  

Standard Rules 

We want to make this challenge fair and equal to all who participate, the following are the official rules for #SummerSmart.  


You must be in 4th – 8th grade with parent/guardian permission and filled out application.

Eligibility: The challenge is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United State and District of Columbia who are: students in grades four to eight. (NOTE: parental consent is required for all students at time of entry.)

Winner Selection: Winners will be selected by a committee of Mission Ignite employees, sponsors and volunteers based on originality, substance, uniqueness, creativity and applicability. All decisions regarding prize awards will be made by Mission Ignite and are final and binding.  

Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via email. Please give accurate email address. Please allow for 2-4 weeks for prize delivery following notification of winning. Prize will only be delivered to address within the United States

Prizes: Odds of winning depends on number of entries received. Weekly prize will vary week to week. Weekly prize is valued at $2.99 – $29.00 Grand prize is valued at $400.00. There will be three weekly winners for weekly prize. First, second and third place. To get entered into drawing for grand prize, you must participate in each of the five weeks.  

General Terms: No Substitution of prize will be offered; prize may not be redeemed for cash value. All participants as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Official rules and the decisions of judges.  

Limitations of Liability: Mission Ignite assumes no responsibility for computer or communications errors or any incorrect or inaccurate information. Mission Ignite reserves the right, at its discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or to be acting in violation of the terms and conditions. Mission Ignite reserves the right, at its discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the challenge and determine the winner from entries received.

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