Get ready to have fun and eat it too with edible science experiments for kids! Knock out learning time, fun time and snack time in one fell blow. Your kids will be amazed!
12 Edible Science Experiments for Kids
Peanut Butter Playdough
This edible playdough means you can play with your peanut butter and eat it too. Any time you mix ingredients to form a new texture, it’s an easy way to talk about chemistry. For this recipe you need:
Rock & Crystals
Learn about crystals and how they form before making your own rock candy.
Popcorn Experiments You Can Eat
How does popcorn come from corn on the cob? Discuss this and so much more about the wonders of popcorn all while you enjoy it straight from the bag.
Easy Edible Science Experiments for Kids
Teach your kids about metamorphic rocks and the rock cycle–with Starburst candies! Press warm Starbursts together to teach about rock layers. Use a different color Starburst for each layer to help the kids visualize it.
Moon Cycle Cookies
Learning the different phases of the moon cycle doesn’t get much tastier than this! Carve (orrr…lick) the frosting on black and white sandwich cookies to illustrate the 8 phases of the moon.
Gummy Bear Genetics
Understanding genetics just got unbearable fun! Use different colored gummy bears to show how genes are passed from one generation to the next.
Solar Oven S’mores
Pizza boxes, aluminum foil and cling wrap make this melty experiment about heat and energy. Solar oven s’mores are always a hot project in my classroom and I keep going back for s’more year after year!
Teach children about the Scientific Method. Make predictions by watching the S magically float off candy Skittles. I LOVE the reaction this experiment gets from kids (and me too)!
Gum Drop Engineering
Kids love to put their engineering hats on with this gum drop experiment. Build structures with toothpicks and gum drops. Spaghetti or cooking skewers work in place of toothpicks if you want to build taller structures.
Using cookies and few “excavating” tools will have the process of weathering play out right before your eyes. No eroding brains around here!
DIY Edible Science Projects For Kids
One of my students’ favorite science lessons each year is making cream turn into butter. They love watching the transformation as they take turns shaking a jar full of cream. They especially love sampling the butter on fresh bread at the end! Michaels sells mason jars in any size and shape you need.
Jelly Bean Solubility
Dissolving jelly beans in various liquids is a fun way to put some extra spring into your scientific endeavors. Which liquids dissolve the jelly beans the fastest? Why?
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