Human Body Science: How to make edible skin cake

Have you ever wanted to make an edible skin?  I know what your thinking, that sounds gross, and why on earth would I want to eat the skin, yuck!  Here the thing, we love-making fun and gross things to help us learn.  I don’t care if these items are for elementary kids or college kids, if it’s fun, helps us learn and helps us understand then we do it. The girls decided they wanted to Continue reading

Edible Science: Make color changing Sugar Cookies

Color Changing Sugar Cookies are not only a fun science project but yummy to eat. It was so cool seeing the dough change colors right before our eyes.  I have to honest here, they are no the best cookies I have ever had but keep in mind we are adding cabbage juice to the mixture.  Please feel free to adjust this recipe to your taste buds.  I started with a sugar cookie recipe and edited Continue reading

Edible Science: The Naked Egg Experiment

This Edible Science experiment is not really for consumption but it is super cool. The Naked Egg Experiment will watch how an egg absorbs water and how it leaches it out. It was amazing to wake up and see the differences between the two eggs. The first Print Edible Science: The Naked Egg Experiment Serves: 0 Ingredients 2 eggs – with shells dissolved Clear cups Water Corn Syrup Instructions Do the Disappearing Egg Shell Experiment first, Continue reading

Squishy Marshmallows: Reduce Air Pressure

A little secret is that the girls and I love squishy marshmallows. So, why not make an experiment using one of our favorite snacks. Your mouth does a happy dance from these light,  fluffy, layers of little air pockets that make your taste buds sing. Print Squishy Marshmallow: Reduce Air Pressure Ingredients glass jar big and small marshmallows straw modeling clay cotton swab food coloring Premo clay Instructions drop some food coloring on a cotton swab. Continue reading

Edible Science Beef Jerky: How does water move out of food?

My daughter favorite food is beef jerky. Today we thought we would show how osmosis works. In our case, Osmosis is the process which a water passes through food and evaporates. The great thing about beef jerky is that it will last a long time because all the water is removed. My daughter loves it because it is a super yummy snack and its healthy.  What you need: 4-5 pounds flank steak dehydrator or oven season Continue reading

Maple Candy experiment: Do crystals form smaller if cooled faster

Maple Candy experiment: Do crystals form smaller if cooled faster? This time, we made candy you can eat, really it tasted like pancakes. Maple candy is really easy to make and fun to eat. Before we began we found some videos on YouTube and read about how crystals are formed.  This was a fun experiment because we just visited the Endless Caverns, where we learned how crystal formation was formed. What you need: Induction Cooktop Continue reading