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delve into food science!

for 4th-6th grades

This theme focuses on the science behind mixing and combining ingredients. Mini chemists mix, measure and experiment using common kitchen ingredients as science tools. They explore states of matter; super-saturation; the chemistry behind fizzy, repellent or delicious combinations; and the molecular change when things are heated and cooled. But what are they really doing?

This is the fun part! Favorite projects include rock candy (crystallization), liquid spherification (so cool!), no bake granola and a few silly snacks, shake-it-up butter, solar s’mores ovens, and, definitely, diy ice cream. Plus, this year, we’re adding beeswax food wraps, salad spinner art, and a few touches for the table. Equal parts chemistry, recipe experimentation, and fun!