Simple experiments and activities young kids can do for school or science fair projects.

Smell the Difference - Mirror Molecules

Even though the same atoms combine to make mirror molecules, the left-handed and right-handed versions can have very different properties, such as smell. With a few items from around your house, you will be able to smell the difference between some stereoisomers like lemon and orange, or mint and caraway. National Museum of American History.

Finding the Speed of Light with Marshmallows - A Take-Home Lab

Requires a microwave oven, a microwave-safe casserole dish, a bag of marshmallows, and a ruler.

Testing Foods for Glucose and Starch


Students practice safe laboratory methods while learning how to interpret results of chemical tests. They determine the foods to test and interpret and record their results. Based on the amount of glucose or starch present in the food, both tests will provide varying results. This gives students the chance to make decisions about results and helps them understand that scientists must repeat tests to confirm results. ---Countertop Chemistry.

Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive

Science should be fun….and science should be edible! Food batteries, cabbage juice pH indicator, generating light by chewing, and more!

How Stuff Works – Foods

Beer, coffee, antioxidants, food preservation, etc.

15+ Kitchen Science Experiments and Activities

Enjoy learning and playing with simple kitchen science experiments. Why kitchen science? Because everything you need is already in your kitchen cupboards.

10 Fun and Edible Food Science Experiments Your Kids will Rave About
Plastic Bag Ice Cream

From Information on making ice cream making in a zip lock bag.

Food Science Science Fair Projects and Experiments

Topics, Ideas, Resources and Sample Projects for Primary, Elementary, Middle and High School Students and Teachers