5 food-based experiments for summer fun
- Naked Eggs – Eggshells dissolve in a mixture of vinegar over a few days, leaving eggs intact only by their membranes. Once the eggs are naked, there’s an experiment you can do with them.
- Potato Powered Alarm Clock – A potato, a few items you can pick up in a hardware store, and an LED clock are needed for this classic science fair experiment.
- Invisible Ink – Baking soda, milk and lemons are used as invisible inks, and then kids see which ones are easiest to read when colored over with waxy crayons.
- Exploding Lunch Bag – This experiment lets kids blow things up – my 9 & 11 year olds will love it. Baking soda and vinegar are placed in zippered bags, and then the bags explode.
- Solar Oven – This is the summer I’m going to do it. I’ve said it for the past couple of years, but we’ve never gotten around to it. This year, I’m determined. A couple of boxes, tinfoil and a few other items create a solar powered oven. Then it’s used to bake cookies, fry eggs, or even make pizza.
How do you plan on keeping your kids' brains active during the summer?
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