Make science FUN for kids of all ages with these Food Experiments that explore chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science!
Food Science Experiments
Have you ever done science experiments that you can eat?
We’ve found over 100 food science experiments that are not only super cool and delicious, must educational too! These food science activities are more than just fun, they are full of so many opportunities to learn about and explore science!
While trying these food science projects your kids will be practicing all kinds of scientific thinking skills such as trial and error, making a hypothesis, following the scientific method, and more. There are so many different scientific processes and areas that kids can learn about, from making polymers with slime, to exploring acids and bases with fizzy lemonade, learning about microorganisms while baking bread, and learning about the physics of buoyant force while seeing if your chocolate bar floats or sinks!
These edible experiments are divided into different areas of science to make it easier to find what you are looking for, but many of them cover multiple areas of science and they also include learning opportunities that cover more than just science. There are so many things the kids can learn while trying out these deliciously edible science experiments! You will love that these science experiments for kids use things you can find in your kitchen. with just a few household items you can teach kids with these easy science experiments.
Chemistry Food Experiments
We found over 30 chemistry food science experiments that will amaze kids!
- Pop Rocks Science Experiment for Kids from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This is a super cool experiment where kids can learn about chemical reactions and make lots of hypothesis about what will happen and why.
- Glow in the Dark Jello from Instructables. This experiment is a great way to learn about the properties of ultraviolet light, and how cool would it be to eat glow in the dark jello!?
- Fake Snot Edible Slime Science Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands. This is a super cool, super gross, experiment for exploring polymers.
- Edible Slime from Fun At Home With Kids. This slime recipe is borax free and 100% taste safe, and another, different way, to make a polymer.
- How to Make Fizzing Lemonade from Learn With Play At Home. What a delicious way to learn about bases and acids.
- Kid Science: Make Orange Soda from Pink Stripey Socks. This is another acid and base activity, this one makes orange soda!
- Jello Sky With Fluffy Clouds from The Queen Says. This is an interesting exploration of solids and liquids with a cool and delicious result.
- How to Make an Edible Water Bubble from Inhabitat. This experiment is a little trickier but the step by step instructions in the video make it very doable, and super cool!
- How to make Sherbet from Laughing Kids Learn. This simple recipe creates a delicious chemical reaction in your mouth!
- Edible Periodic Table from My Joy-Filled Life. How fun to bake a periodic table!
- Homemade Fluffy Marshmallow Science from STEAM Powered Family. It’s science that makes marshmallows so fluffy!
- Solid or Liquid? from Go Science Kids. Learn about states of matter in this simple science activity.
food experiments for kids
- Homemade Butter Science from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This science experiment is almost magical as you watch simple movement change the chemistry of the cream!
- Dancing Frankenworms from Playdough to Plato. I’m not sure you’ll want to eat these gummy worms after you’ve tried this cool chemical reaction experiment.
- Candy Chromatography Experiment from Mama Miss. Chromatography is technique for separating out different substances, and this experiment even has an artistic end result.
- Kool Aid Rock Candy from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Learning about how crystals form has never been more delicious!
- Making Lollipops – Candy Science from STEAM Powered Family. Explore the science behind making this delicious treat!
- Ada Twit’s Color Changing Lemonade Lab from Left Brain Craft Brain. What a magic way to learn about pH and indicators!
- Magical Color Changing Unicorn Noodles from Left Brain Craft Brain. This is another pH and indicator experiment with magical results!
- Jelly Bean STEM Rainbow from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. There are lots of great opportunities to practice scientific thinking during the fun experiment.
- Lava Toffee Kitchen Science from STEAM Powered Family. This is a tasty version of a common chemical reaction.
- Plastic Milk Science Experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This plastic is made from edible ingredients, but I’m not sure it will still be food when you are done!
- Edible Atom Models from Preschool Powol Packets. Make the structures of an atom with candy using the free printable as a guide.
- Apple Science Experiment – Prevent Browning from Teach Beside Me. What a simple and hands on way to learn about oxidation.
- Invisible Ink Snack Pockets from Imagination Soup. This another oxidation experiment that shows you how to bake secret messages!
- Edible Science Party Ideas from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. There are so many fun party ideas in this article, but my favorite is the instant worms! What a cool way to explore the science of polymers.
- Polymer Science – Homemade Fruit Gummies from Left Brain Craft Brain. Learn what a polymer is and make some delicious ones!
- Food Chemistry – Turn Juice into a Solid from Teach Beside Me. Science is so cool! This chemical reaction make a liquid into a solid!
- Edible Water Beads from Growing a Jeweled Rose. This is a food based option for water beads and a great way to explore absorption and dehydration.
- Galaxy Sugar Crystals from Steamsational. The best thing about growing sugar crystals is that you can eat your experiment when you are done!
- How to Make Curds and Whey from Go Science Kids. Learn about happens when you change the pH of milk.
Biology Food Experiments
We found TONS of super clever and unique biology experiments you can make with food! Whether you make an edible cell, make a candy neuron model, or try growing gummy bear – these science experiments are sure to leave an impression!
- Edible Butterfly Life Cycle from My Joy-Filled Life. What a delicious hands on way to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.
- Edible Frog Life Cycle from Teach Beside Me. Here is another delicious life cycle model.
- Make an Edible Eyeball Model and an Edible Skin Model from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. These amazing models are a great way to teach kids about the different structures of the eye and skin.
- Edible Licorice DNA from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. I love this hands on idea for learning about DNA cells.
- Edible Human Spine Project from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Who knew you could make a human spine out of food!
- Yummy Soil Model from Farmer’s Daughter. Learn about what is under the ground with this yummy snack.
- Taking a Core Sample Experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Practice being a geologist and take a core sample from a cupcake!
- Jello Science Experiments from The Chaos and The Clutter. There are lots of cool jello experiments in this article but my favorite is the enzymes vs protein biochemistry experiment.
- The Biology of Bread from Left Brain Craft Brain. Who knew you could learn all about single cell microorganisms (aka yeast) while making bread!
- Plant Cell Pizza from Journey to Excellence. What a clever way to learn about the structure of a cell.
- Easy Animal Cell Cookie from Adventures in Mommydom. This is a simple way to learn about the basic structures of animals cells.
- Candy Blood – Biology with Food from Big Red Kitchen. Learn about blood then drink the experiment!
- Edible Heart Model from Connections Academy. This is a great hands on way to learn about the structures of the heart.
- Edible Model of the Respiratory System from All Things Beautiful. Learn about the respiratory system with this edible model.
- Candy Neuron Models from A School of Fish. This is a yummy way to learn all about neurons.
Food Science Experiments for Kids
- Edible Petri Dish Bacteria from Steamsational. This is kinda gross, but a super cool way to learn about bacteria.
- Celery Science from Rainy Day Mum. Learn about transpiration in plants while changing the color of your celery!
- How to Grow a Lettuce Indoors from Laughing Kids Learn. Growing food from scraps is a great way to learn about plants, and a great way to get kids involved in eating the salad they grew.
- Growing Gummy Bear Science from Playdough to Plato. This is a great way to learn about osmosis. I wonder what they gummy bears taste like after the experiment?
- The Biology of Yogurt from Left Brain Craft Brain. I love that this experiment to learn about fermentation and bacteria also includes an idea for hands on learning to really help kids
understand the process.
- Jello Animal Cells from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. What candy will your kids use to create the structure of a cell?
- Taste Test Science – Fool Your Tongue from Education.com Trick your tongue and learn about the relationship between taste and smell.
- Five Senses Science Investigation from Fantastic Fun and Learning. This experiment used chewing gum and a fabulous printable to help kids learn about the five senses.
- Mushroom Spore Prints from Go Science Kids. This is a great way to learn about fungi with a craft that is also a science activity, and you can make dinner with the leftovers.
Physics Food Experiments
Physics can seem like a daunting thing to teach elementary age kids, but with these fun food science experiments kid will not only WANT to learn, but will remember it too!
- Walking on Eggs from Steve Spangler Science. You could celebrate the success of this physics experiment by eating the eggs afterwards!
- Simple Radiation And Conduction Experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Who knew you could learn physics while making toast?!
- How to Pop Corn from a Cob from Tinkerlab. This is a great food science activity with lots of interesting questions to ponder before you begin.
- Skittles Density Rainbow from Gift of Curiosity. This coloring experiment explores the concept of density, with some learning about rainbows thrown in for good measure!
- Sink or Float Candy Science from Reading Confetti. I love the simple chart used to record predictions in this experiment, plus it’s a great introduction to the physics of buoyant force.
- Gummy Bear Edible Slime from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. When you’ve learned about the process of melting while making this slime and you’ve had fun playing with it, you can eat it!
- Microwave a Peep from Hallecake. What happens when heat turns water into steam? Something cool!
- Exploding Watermelon from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This has got to be the coolest way to learn about potential and kinetic energy!
- Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows Melting Snowman Activity from Arts and Crackers. There is lots of opportunity for scientific thinking in this simple melting experiment.
- Hot Chocolate Science from Creative Family Fun. How does heat change things in this experiment? And I wonder which one tastes the best?
- Dancing Raisins Science Experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This is a cool experiment that looks at density.
- Will It Melt? Candy Science from Playdough to Plato. There is a great printable to go with this simple science experiment about melting.
food science projects
- Edible Candy Corn Playdough from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This is a great activity for kids to see how melting something changes it from a solid to a liquid.
- Ice Cream in a Bag from What Do We Do All Day? When you make ice cream you explore the physics of heat exchange, you also make an endothermic chemical reaction!
- Edible Homemade Sand from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. You could use this edible option to explore the weird properties of sand which can act as a solid or a liquid!.
- Sweet Slurpee Science Experiment for Kids from STEAM Powered Family. This is another delicious heat exchange experiment.
- Air Pressure Science Project from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Sucking a drink through a straw and sucking an egg into a bottle are two awesome ways to explore the physics of air pressure.
- The Science Behind Edible Glass from Go Science Kids. Learn what an amorphous solid is and how to make one with this cool experiment.
- Water Displacement Candy Science Experiment from 123 Homeschool For me. This simple experiment introduces the idea of displacement.
- Baked Potato Science Fair Project from Left Brain Craft Brain. I love that this science project clearly explains the scientific process and how to apply it to this yummy experiment.
- Turbulence on a Plane Explained with Jello from Kids Activities Blog. This is such a clever way to learn about fluid dynamics!
- Centripetal Force Jello Experiment from Science Buddies. Kids are learning about lots of physics concepts in this this experiment – gravity, motion, force and more.
- Gumdrop Bridge Building Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands. This is a super fun engineering activities that also provides lots of opportunities for learning about the physical forces that affect bridges.
- Glowing Ice Cubes from Go Science Kids. The secret ingredient in these ice blocks makes them absorb ultraviolet light, and makes them taste funny too!
- Build a 3D Atom from The Natural Homeschool. Learn about the structure of an atom, then eat them!
Earth Food Experiments
Help kids make an edible solar system, learn the phases of the moon, or discover rock cycles with these amazing, edible earth science experiments for kids!
- Earth Structural Layer Cake from Cake Crumbs. This cake is amazing, and such a delicious way to learn about the earth’s structure.
- Oreo Moon Phases from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Turning Oreos into moons is super cool!
- Edible Rock Classification from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This is such a clever way to learn about different rock formations.
- Solar Oven Smores from Lemon Lime Adventures. Experiment with solar energy and see if you can cook smores with the sun!
- Edible Solar System from Creative Kids Snacks. Eat your way through this healthy solar system model.
- Sugar cookie Solar System from Simple Living Creative Learning. This is another delicious way to learn about the solar system.
- Shadow Tracing with Grape Structures from The Artful Parent. After you’ve used your engineering skills to make these cool grade structures, you can learn about what makes a shadow.
- Making Raisins from Learn Play Imagine. All you need is some grapes and some sunshine to learn about dehydration and the sun in this simple experiment.
- Edible Model Earth from Classically Homeschooling. Learning about is in the center of the earth has never been so delicious!
- How to Make Edible Geode Crystals from Little Bins for Little Hands. Do you know what a geode is? Learn all about while making these yummy ‘rock’ treats.
Food Science for Kids
- Solar Oven Smores from Lemon Lime Adventures. Experiment with solar energy and see if you can cook smores with the sun!
- How to Make a Delicious Rock Cycle with Chocolate Rocks from Left Brain Craft Brain. Such a sweet way to learn about the rock cycle.
- Sedimentary Rocks Food Science for Kids from Rainy Day Mum. Learn some geology with this activity about rock formations and layers.
- Igneous Rock Activity with Food! from Rainy Day Mum. Learn how igneous rocks from, then eat them!
- Edible Metamorphic Rock Activity from Rainy Day Mum Make some delicious metamorphic rocks to learn how they form.
- Rock Cycle for Kids Food Experiment from Lemon Lime Adventures. This rock cycle experiment uses candy.
- Marshmallow and Toothpick Constellations from Artsy Momma. Once you’ve learned about these constellations, you can eat them!
- Edible Mars Soil Space Experiment from Preschool Powol Packets. Learn how scientists study the surface of Mars!
- How to Make Gummy Candy Planet Cupcakes from Erin Bakes. This solar system looks too good to eat!
- Sedimentary Rocks And Fossil Experiment from Teach Beside Me. This is a really cool way to explore how fossils form.
- Exploring Trace Fossils from Rainy Day Mum. Learn about fossils by crating your own in this edible dough.
With 100 edible science experiments to choose from, you are sure to find a delicious way to learn all kinds of amazing science!