I am so excited to introduce you to our newest, and most delicious Family Unit Study that allows kids to discover the basics of physical chemistry and matter with experiments you can eat!
Have you been apprehensive to introduce the basics of chemistry in your homeschool and need an engaging unit that both you and your kids will love? Do your kids love to make things and are inspired when a project is successful? If so, or even if you just love to eat, the “Edible Science” unit is just for you!
Explore the three states of matter; solids, liquids and gases and discover their physical properties. Then, investigate how foods such as popsicles, salad dressing, ice cream and butter are really just a delicious science experiment.
This unit study, like all of our ever-growing-library of unit studies, takes one big topic (Matter) and breaks it down into 10 manageable, bite-sized learning opportunities. This format allows you to dig deep into the area of physical chemistry!
Perhaps you do one area per day, perhaps one per week. Whatever works for your family! You can learn and explore from start to finish in about 1-2 hours per bite-sized learning topic.
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For this Edible Science Unit Study, we have broken the unit study up into the following 10 bite-sized learning topics. Each one includes everything you need for that topic – from a curated YouTube video, to information to read, to a “what’s happening” section, interesting fact, and an ultimate-can’t-be-beat Hands on Activity!
Topic 1 – What is Matter?
Learn about the three states of matter and how they change states. Follow an ice cube as it transforms from a solid to a liquid to a gas when heat is added.
Topic 2 – Popsicles
Did you know the popsicle was actually created by accident? What an amazing mistake! Discover how temperature affects states of matter when you freeze juice to create your own delicious tri-coloured popsicles!
Topic 3 – Chocolate
Did you know chocolate comes from the cacao tree? Explore how chocolate is processed from bean to bar then test out your own skills tempering chocolate as you create chocolate dipped cookies!
Topic 4 – Maple Syrup
Evaporation is key in transforming watery maple sap to thick maple syrup. Learn all about the scientific terms evaporation and viscosity then test out your skills making delicious maple taffy!
Topic 5 – Popcorn
Why does popcorn pop? Discover the science behind the iconic pop and learn how to make a perfect batch of popcorn for your and your family to enjoy!
Topic 6 – Density
Explore this property of matter. Combine oil and vinegar to make a suspension then add an emulsifier to create a colloid and enjoy it as a salad dressing! Science can be so delicious!
Topic 7 – Butter
Travel behind the scenes to see how butter is commercially produced. Learn about colloids and use cream to make your own fresh butter in a jar.
Topic 8 – Ice Cream
Take a peek into commercial ice cream production and see how milk is transformed into ice cream. Explore this process with our ice cream in a bag experiment and enjoy the tasty treat that results from this process!
Topic 9 – Solutions and Solubility
Discover why some substances dissolve in water and others do not. Create your own solution using Koolaid drink crystals and explore the point of saturation in our hands-on activity.
Topic 10 – Rock Candy
Learn about crystallization and how evaporation aids in this process. Using a super -saturated solution of sugar and water and some science create your own rock candy!
And there you have it my friend! The Edible Science Unit Study in a nut shell. Ha! Get it? Grab your full Edible Science Unit Study right here:
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