Science you can eat! Yes, please! I don’t know about you, but I have a kiddo who loves science AND loves to eat! Really what’s better than edible science experiments? Not much! That’s why we have decided to dive into edible science for kids this year. Tasty or mostly tasty homemade science activities to tickle the senses. Kitchen science for the win!
AWESOME EDIBLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS YOU CAN EAT
I am always asked why I do so many science activities with my kiddo… Well science is so exciting for kids of all ages. Something is always happening, and something can always be experimented with or tinkered with. Of course, edible science can also be tasted!
I love to see my son excited, and as he gets older these edible science experiments give us a great chance to connect with each other…especially during busy schedules with swim and schoolwork.
Homemade ice cream in a bag tops my MUST try list for edible science for kids! There are a few variations of ingredients to try that can really make for a day of experimentation. See our video!
What do you think of when you think of edible science experiments?
I always think of…
- butter or whipped cream
- the list goes on…
If you have kids who love to bake tasty treats in the kitchen, you have already introduced them to science they can eat!
You will LOVE the following edible science experiments we have already tested! Kids are naturally curious and they love to be helpful in the kitchen. We have everything from edible rocks to fizzy drinks and a few fun extras thrown in along the way.
Kids really pick up simple science when they get to participate and can also enjoy the outcome, which of course is tasting everything. When kids can get their hands into their science projects, the opportunities to learn increase tremendously!
Much of edible science for kids includes chemistry but you can also find edible science experiments in earth science, astronomy, and biology lessons too!
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SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT!
Yes, this is a whole list of completely edible science experiments for kids! For some of the activities, I do recommend you consider them to be taste safe, and those are noted. Just because something is edible does not mean it should be consumed in large quantities. Our awesome taste safe slime recipes fall into this category.
From toddlers to teenagers, everyone loves a fresh slice of homemade bread, and using a zip-top bag is perfect for tiny hands to help squish and knead. Explore how yeast works in bread and share a delicious treat at the end with our easy bread in a bag recipe.
Popping corn is a real treat for the kiddos when it comes to movie night or in our house any morning, noon, or night! If I can add a bit of popcorn science into the mix, why not?
Along with snow ice cream, this is a great edible science activity for the winter months. There’s even a bit of interesting science behind how this simple maple snow candy is made and how snow helps that process along.
Another fun edible science experiment for the winter months. Learn how to make ice cream out of snow with just 3 ingredients.
We love making volcanoes and exploring fizzy reactions, but did you know that you can drink this specific kind? Usually, we think of baking soda and vinegar for science experiments, but there are a few citrus fruits that work well too. Find out how to make fizzy lemonade.
Just like our ice cream in a bag recipe, make edible science with this easy sorbet recipe.
You may never get to see a real double helix, but you can build your own candy DNA model instead. Learn about the nucleotides and backbones of a strand of DNA, and find out a little about DNA too with this edible science model. Read more…
If you have a rock hound as I do, these edible geodes are the perfect edible science project! Learn a little bit about how geodes form and use simple supplies to create your own edible masterpiece! Read on…
We love growing all kinds of crystals and these sugar crystals are perfect for edible science. Similar to rock candy, this gorgeous and edible crystal formation starts with just a little seed! Read more…
We have a variety of homemade and taste safe slime recipes for you to try! Our favorites include Gummy Bear slime and Marshmallow slime, but we have a nice variety of textures and supplies to choose from. These edible slime are all borax free too! Perfect for kids who like to taste-test their projects. Read more…
We call this snack time engineering! Design and build your own structures with a variety of snack items. Eat as you create! Read more…
Put your leftover candy to good use and have the kids create and design their own unique butterfly life cycle set up for a fun edible science project! Explore the stages of a butterfly by sculpting it out of candy! Read more…
Now, this is yummy science you can really eat! You could even bake a loaf of bread for quick science with yeast and add homemade butter to it! The kids will need their muscles for this one but the results are worth it. Read more…
We love a bit of gross science, so making a heart out of gelatin is really as creepy as it gets! Although we set this up for Halloween science, you can make all sorts of gelatin molds for the kids to explore and even taste (if they dare). We also have a zombie brain mold. Read more…
You can’t have a list of edible science experiments without mentioning fake snot! Another gross, creepy science activity that my kiddo loves is making fake snot. Read more…
Pop rocks are such a fun candy and we found them perfect for exploring the 5 senses too! Grab the FREE printable worksheet and a few packets of pop rocks. The kids won’t mind the extra work at all. Read more…
With all the variety of apples out there, how do you determine which one is your favorite? You set up an apple tasting test of course. Record your results and find out the winner among your family members or classroom kiddos. Additionally, set up a lemon juice test too. Read more…
KITCHEN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
If you have kids who love experimenting with food, we also have a few cool kitchen science experiments that are NOT edible. Still loads of fun using common foods to learn about DNA and pH levels!
- Explore Strawberry DNA
- Make Cabbage pH Indicator and Experiment with Acidity
- Erupting Lemon Volcanos
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FUN AND EASY EDIBLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
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