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 science you can eat? 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!
EDIBLE SCIENCE FOR KIDS
WHY EDIBLE SCIENCE?
I am always asked why I do so many science activities with my kiddo…
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.
What do you think of when you think of science you can eat?
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!
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!
You will LOVE the edible science 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 in the steps and can really enjoy the outcome which of course is tasting everything. When kids can get their hands into their projects, the opportunities to learn increase tremendously.
Much of edible science for kids includes chemistry but you can also turn edible science into earth science, astronomy, and biology lessons too!
SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT!
Yes, this is a whole list of completely edible science 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 quantity. Our taste safe slimes fall into this category.
Click on each of the main, blue links below or the images to read how to set up each edible science project. You will find everything you need including…
- Supply lists to gather what you need.
- Set up instructions to avoid frustration.
- Simple science to share with the kids.
FUN EDIBLE SCIENCE AT HOME (CAMP OR CLASSROOM TOO)
More fun with edible chemistry when you make ice cream in a bag for cool science. We love science you can eat and this ice cream science is so sweet!
We love making volcanos 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. Read more…
You may never get to see a real double helix, but you can build a candy DNA model instead. Learn about the nucleotides and backbones of a strand of DNA, and find out a little about DNA too.
If you have a rock hound like I do, this crystal geode edible science project is perfect! Learn a little bit about how geodes form and use simple supplies to create your own edible masterpiece! Read more…
We love growing all kids 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/or taste safe slime recipes 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 are all borax free too! Perfect for kids who like to taste test their projects. Read more…
I’m not sure how yummy this celery science project really is, but it is edible. Check out how osmosis works with this simple set up for plant science. Read more…
We call this snack time engineering! Design and build 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 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 gelatin science without 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 of course. Record your results and find out the winner among your family members or classroom. Additionally, set up a lemon juice test too. Read more…
MORE EDIBLE SCIENCE FOR KIDS COMING SOON!
We have our summer calendar marked with more fun edible science for kids to try out! These are the ones we will be adding over the summer. My kiddo is super excited to get to work when he read about all the projects I have lined up to do with him.
EDIBLE SOIL LAYER CUPS
MOON PHASES WITH OREOS
EDIBLE PLANT CELL
EDIBLE ROCK CYCLE AND LAVA
SOLAR SMORE’S OVEN
FOODIE SCIENCE FOR KIDS
If you have kids who love experimenting with food, we also have a few cool foodie science experiments that are NOT edible. Still loads of fun using common foods to learn about DNA and pH levels!
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