Edible Science: The Disappearing Eggshell Experiment

The disappearing eggshell experiment was a lot of fun. This experiment is part of our edible science series but I personally would not eat these eggs. The kids did not think this one would work at all but were amazed even after 4 hours at how well the vinegar was dissolving the shell of the egg. Follow along if you like and maybe you can do what we didn’t have time to do, throw the shell-less egg 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

Edible Science: Juice Taste Test

Edible Science is science you can eat, we hope.  Ok, maybe most things you can eat or drink in this case. We came up with a hypothesis: Can your nose smell as good as your tongue? Last week Edible Science experiment we learned about our taste buds. We thought this week we would learn about our nose.  We had a little fun trying to trick the kids with the Juice Taste Test. Juice Taste Test Continue reading

Making Sugar Stained Glass and Science Activity

Sugar stained glass is a science activity that you can turn into a science experiment with a snap of your fingers. We made our sugar stained glass by using the rest of your sugar solution left over from the rock candy making. To make sugar stained glass combine one cup water and 2 cups sugar. You may also add half teaspoon Cream of Tartar and one cup clear corn syrup, I actually forgot to add Continue reading

Orange Olive Oil Candle and some much needed rest

Just like the kids mom’s need a little rest also.  I have taken off from posting anything on the blog because I decided that I just needed a break from the blog.  I am trying to decided how to write my articles since we have gone to a unschool, how to blog, to a Road school, follow our travel blog.  We have been planning this road trip for 5 years or dreaming about it and Continue reading