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mixing and making… food science fun… and sweet and savory snacks!

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. Equal parts chemistry, recipe experimentation, and fun! (Plus a little snacking – and yes, we can totally accommodate diet restrictions and allergies.)

FAVORITE PROJECTS include S’mores Solar Ovens, Shake-It Make-It Butter, Salad Spinner Art, Farfalle Pasta and Fruit Caterpillars, Oreo Truffles, Edible Ooblek and, definitely, DIY Ice Cream. 

NEW for 2024! More recipes, more experiments. Pickling, Super Taster Tests, DIY Toothpaste, Cabbage PH and Unicorn Noodles.

FUN FACT: A Chef’s Toque is said to have one hundred folds that represent one hundred ways to cook an egg. And – the taller the toque the more experienced the chef.