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Kitchen Chemistry 101

One of the best things about the kitchen is that so many wonderful things take place there. In honor of our Kids Quest Grossology theme this month, we are highlighting a few fun science-driven activities you and the kids can test out together…be sure to check our Pinterest Boards for even more fun ideas.

The chemical volcano is the classic science fair project – use this recipe to make your own! Download PDF

What do you think our bones would be like without any mineralYou can see for yourself by doing an easy (even tasty!) experiment. Download PDF

Try this super simple rainbow milk science experiment – try with every day materials you have around the house for amazing results! Download PDF

This fun experiment is based on Charles’s law which describes how gases tend to expand when heated. You and the kids can test this law by microwaving a bar of Ivory soap and watch it expand over six times its original size. Download PDF

Do you have a budding food scientist in your household? This crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth Homemade Honeycomb Candy is so fun to make! Learn a little bit of food science with this sweet recipe. Download PDF 

Photo cred: By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.