Make the Home to School Connection with Food

If you’re looking for a way to take this month’s series on kitchen science projects to the next educational level, All Science Fair Projects is a wonderful resource. You can search projects by subject and your child’s age to find the best project. Many of the projects have enriching features that will help you not only enjoy a fun afternoon with your kids, but also fold the fun into what they’re learning for school.

Peeled Hard Boiled Eggs / Andrea Nguyen / CC BY 2.0

Egg in a Bottle

The trick of using a change in air pressure to pull a hard-boiled egg into a bottle is an old one, but a great one. The project page helps you take the exploration further with guiding questions to discuss with your kids, as well as a wide range of ways you can build on the foundation of this experiment.

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Swimming Raisins

A variation on the classic elementary school volcano, this project explores the reaction of vinegar and baking soda by placing raisins in the mix and watching them “swim.” The project page is set up to help you go step-by-step through the scientific method to give your children a rich learning experience while they play with their food.

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