Help your kids dive into the exciting world of science with these 19 really FUN Edible Science Experiments perfect for kids of all ages.
Edible Science Experiments
What’s better than a fun science experiment?
Answer: An edible science experiment!
Kids of all ages are going to love these Edible Science Experiments for Kids!
Kids will be amazed as they try out these different edible science projects that explore a variety of scientific principles!
In this Worms Science Experiment, the baking soda reacts to the vinegar and creates a carbon dioxide gas bubbles that form in the liquid and as they are released they cause the worms to move! This is such a fun way to explore acids and bases.
Have you ever tried making Ice Cream in a Bag? It is a fun and delicious summer activity for kids. But what does it have to do with science?
The mixing of the salt and ice makes a solution. The salt lowers the temperature at which water freezes and you will notice the ice melt as your ice cream ingredients start to freeze. Secondly, making ice cream also allows kids to explore the states of matter: solid and liquid. As you complete this experiment you will begin with a liquid and watch the chemistry take place, changing it into a solid – ice cream! This is also a good example of reversible change – watch as the ice cream warms up for it to go from a solid back to a liquid again.
Kids will be amazed as they recreate the process that turns sand into glass but at a much more manageable temperatures with this Edible Glass Science Experiment.
This Kool Aid Crystal science experiment is made by making a sugary saturated solution which as it evaporates will form crystals. This edible science experiment is a fun way to teach kids about solutions, molecular bonds, and energy from Kool Aid, sugar and water!
Edible Science Experiments for Kids
Help kids remember the layers in soil with this fun, hands on food science
This Licorice DNA model is made by using four colors of marshmallow nucleotide. Each marshmallow along with the licorice double helix makes a fun, edible food project.
This Osmosis Celery Experiment will allow kids to observe how water travel through a plant by the process of osmosis. Although this is usually hard to see, because of the food coloring you will be able to watch the color move up through the plant as cells fill with the colored water during the process of osmosis.
The heavy cream you use to make the Homemade Butter Edible Science Experiment has a good deal of fat in it. The fat not only makes it delicious, but is essential for the science experiment as the shaking separates the fat molecules from the liquid. Eventually, the fat molecules clump together forming a solid — butter.
Gelatin is a mild-tasting protein derived from the collagen in animal tissue and it thickens liquids. Kids will be amazed to see how this simple powder can turn water into Lego Science.
Water beads are composed of a polymer that can absorb large amounts of water. A polymer is a very long molecule and can typically absorb many times their weight in water. After kids have watched the polymer “grow” in these Edible Water Beads they will have fun playing with and tasting this fun edible science experiment!
Kids will have fun learning about and recreating the different phases of the moon with this fun, hands-on and EDIBLE Oreo Moon Phases Activity with free printables!
In this Microwaving a Peeps Experiment kids will see firsthand what happens as the marshmallow warms the sugar softens and the air molecules arm which causes them to push against the edges puff up the Peeps.
In this Colorful Candy Science, the hard shell on the jelly beans is made with water soluble colors. (a fancy word for will come off with water) When the water touches the candy, the colors begin to dissolve off and run into the water. Because of the shape of the plate and the positioning of the jelly beans (or skittles), the colors move to the middle of the plate making a beautiful array of colors.
Edible Science Projects
Slime is not only fun to play with and EDIBLE with this Edible Slime Recipe, but it is also a great way to teach kids about non-Newtonian fluids. So what is a non-Newtonian fluid? It is substance that is neither a liquid or a solid – It can be picked up like a solid and also will ooze like a liquid. Slime changes shape to fill whatever container it is in, but will also bounce like a ball because of its elasticity.
Granulated sugar is made up of sucrose molecules that form a molecular chains. Water dissolves the bond between sugar molecules. In this Edible Crystal experiment you will super-saturate the solution with even more sugar by making the solution hot. As the solution begins to cool down the molecules will once again form bonds and create large crystals.
Edible Agate is a really cool kitchen science experiment that shows examples of property changes and chemical changes. You will change both the physical structure of the candy and the chemical structure by creating new bonds between different types of candy using heat.
In this Pop Rock Science Experiment kids will observe balloons inflate as the carbon dioxide bubbles inside the pop rocks are released because of the high fructose corn syrup in the soda and has no where to go so it rises – filling the balloons.
Kids will be amazed by this Exploding Watermelon Science Experiment where you will learn about potential and kinetic energy! This is a great WOW kids activity for summer and yes it is still edible after the experiment!!
Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com