"We could see how long they take to dissolve," said the other. (It takes longer than you think.)
"We could put them in the microwave," said one.
"And what?" I asked.
"Compare them to marshmallows."
First, it being science, we wrote a list of questions. Things like:
- How long does it take for a peep to melt?
- How long does it take a marshmallow to melt?
- Does color matter?
- Does shape matter?
- Does staleness matter?
- Does melting improve flavor?
- Can peeps be substituted for marshmallows in S'mores?
We aren't the only ones to do Peep Science. NPR's Adam Cole used stale peeps to determine the speed of light. It's something you could do at home - here's a link to their video. All you need are stale peeps, a glass dish, and a microwave.