My favorite type of science experiments to do with my kids is kitchen science.
These types of projects are easy to do, I usually have all the supplies I need, and the projects are typically safe (and don’t use weird chemicals). Perfect, right?
Luckily, there are tons of great kitchen science experiments you can do with your kids.
Your kids will have tons of fun with these great experiments and they’ll learn so much while they’re at it. You’ll learn about the science behind food, do some fun ice experiments, and also use kitchen supplies for some great classic science experiments.
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The Science of Food
What is the science behind butter? Make your own butter and learn the science behind the process with this Little House inspired butter science project.
Discover the science behind popping popcorn with this fun popcorn science activity from Inspiration Laboratories.
Can you keep an apple from turning brown? Try some different methods with this apple science experiment from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Can you figure out the quickest way to bake a potato? Test your hypothesis with this potato science experiment from Left Brain Craft Brain.
Learn the science behind a fun treat, a Slurpee, with this fun science experiment from Steam Powered Family.
How does temperature effect the rate at which hot chocolate dissolves? Set up a simple experiment to find out with this hot chocolate science experiment from Creative Family Fun.
Learn with ice
Can you make ice melt faster? Try and test several different variables with this melting ice science experiment from The Chaos and the Clutter.
Why does salt melt ice? Find out with this simple science experiment from Science Sparks.
Can you light ice on fire? Schooling a Monkey shows you how to do this fun experiment.
Mixing baking soda and vinegar is a truly awesome experiment. Add a little twist to this classic and make erupting rainbows from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Explore density by layering liquids with this class experiment from Inspiration Laboratories.
Use the classic pepper and dish soap experiment to show how germs scatter with this fun idea from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Creating fireworks in a jar is a classic way to learn the science behind why oil and water do not mix. Go Science Girls shows you how to do this fun science experiment.
What melts in the sun? Playdough to Plato adds a sweet candy twist to this classic experiment.
Have you ever made naked eggs? Try this colorful twist on a classic with Rainbow Magic Eggs from Schooling a Monkey.
More kitchen science experiments
Use bread and gummy worms to learn about sedimentary rocks with this fossil experiment from Teach Beside Me.
What are the effects of different liquids on marshmallows? Find out with this fun marshmallow science experiment from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Learn about chromatography with this M&M science experiment from Playdough to Plato.
Design your own science experiment by asking a simple question, what foods taste good. Inspiration Laboratories walks you through the process with this fantastic experiment with a printable data recording sheet.
What are your favorite kitchen science experiments?