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Food Science Fair Projects

A lot of science goes into the food we eat! Education.com's team of professional scientists, science teachers and educational consultants has put together a great collection of food science fair projects and food experiments that can be accomplished with minimal fuss in your own kitchen. Popular science experiments with food include exploring the special properties of pineapple enzymes, cooking hot dogs using the sun, and exploring the antimicrobial properties of cinnammon. If your child is craving some cool science fair project ideas, make sure you check out these yummy food science projects for kids!

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Certain fruits can change gelatinâs ability to set. In this experiment, kids will discover what happens when gelatin meets pineapple enzyme.
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Third Grade
Are there really specific taste areas of the tongue for sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami? Find out for yourself in this cool science project.
Food
Fourth Grade
This science fair project teaches students the differences between fruits and vegetables.
Food
Elementary School
Kids will discover the meat science behind the meat they eat, and find out how to use safe chemistry to make meat more tender.
Food
Fifth Grade
In this fun science experiment, kids will determine the best method for ripening avocados and discover the cool chemical reaction that makes this possible.
Food
Second Grade
It's easy to do science in the kitchen with these fantastic food experiments for kids. Little gastronomers will observe the enzymatic activity of pineapple, quantify the amount of grease in potato chips, and discover effective ways to inhibit (or encourage!) mold growth on bread with this series of fun and enriching science fair projects. Bon Appétit!
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Science Fair Project Ideas
Why does honey crystallize? This science fair project project answers this question and identifies the variable that makes this sweet solute crystallize faster.
Food
Third Grade
Is there really such a thing as healthy gum? Students will learn what factors in chewing gum contribute to healthy teeth in this exciting science fair project.
Food
Sixth Grade
The goal of this science fair project is to analyze differences between the taste and texture of frozen and fresh food.
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Elementary School

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