10 Edible Science Experiments

Yum! Science never tasted so good. Gear up for a new school year with edible science, brought to you by your home kitchen chemistry lab.

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Teach Density with Kitchen Science

Show your child that the simplest ingredients (salt and water) can be used to illustrate the concept of density!
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Taste Test Science: Fool Your Tongue!

This taste buds science experiment demonstrates how strongly our sense of smell controls what we taste.
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Make Crystal Lollipops!

Chemistry isn't just incredible ... sometimes its edible! These crystal lollipops are a delicious introduction to chemistry concepts.
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Walnut Shell Dye

Teach your child how to make an all-natural, yellow-brown dye, using just walnut shells and water. This deep dye can be used on textiles, art, and wood.
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Candy Science Experiments: Toffee!

Let your fourth grade chef mix up butter and sugar with scientific principles about different states of matter, and get delicious toffee, too.
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Exploding Marshmallows!

Show your child how and why the microwave works, while demonstrating just how strangely foods can behave while inside the crazy cooker.
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Dehydrate Some Strawberries for Fun and Science

Along with being an interesting science activity, dehydrated strawberries are also tasty â and healthy!
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Make Your Own Butter!

Teach your child how butter is created by shaking up cream the old-fashioned way.
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An Introduction to Induction

Amaze your kids by separating a salt and pepper mixture using an "electric spoon" charged with wool.
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Understand Volume Using Sugar Cubes

Introduce your fourth or fifth grader to volume by having him build rectangular prisms, and then count each sugar cube to check his volume calculations.
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