Let's face it, kids and their parents have been battling over sugar for decades. Even older kids can't get enough of the sweet stuff, much to their parents' dismay. Why not call a truce over sugar, at least for a day, and have some fun with it?
Here's an investigative activity in which your child will discover real-world names and uses for sugar, and find out how it is hidden in many different foods. Your middle-schooler will be shocked by your interest in sugar, as well as your ability to “sweet-talk” her into learning science vocabulary.