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Snackable Science experiments – 60 edible tests to try and taste

September 6, 2019

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When it comes to getting your children completing educational activities at home. It can be somewhat of an uphill task, especially as they older. Deeming these activities as boring and something that they should do at school not at home. Even before they have been told of what they are going to be doing.

Emma Vanstone is a busy mum of four and understands the challenge that parents can face when it comes to making learning fun. Her book This Is Rocket Science was a huge hit amongst parents, teachers and most importantly children. Her new book Snackable Science Experiments offers children (and parents) the opportunity to get hands-on with edible test to try and taste.

Snackable Science Experiments

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Each experiment uses edible ingredients to reveal the properties of the food we eat every day. Using the acid in vinegar to dissolve eggshells, baking soda to make The Best Fizzy Lemonade or boiling water to make Ice Cubes in a Flash. Each project helps you understand the how and why of the world around you. With 60 unique scientific projects, Snackable Science Experiments will entertain and amaze for hours on end!

Divided into seven chapters the book gives a little introduction to the experiments included within that chapter. Highlighting the learning properties and intrigues the children with how each experiment works in advance of getting hands-on.

  1. Investigate – Investigate your way around the kitchen with these exciting and almost entirely edible experiments.
  2. Create – Use the power of science to discover how to put ice cream in a hot oven without it melting.
  3. Build – Indulge your inner Willy Wonka by building a chocolate bridge reinforced with wafers or liquorice.
  4. Explore – Have you ever wondered what makes up the cells in your body, what DNA looks like and what lies under the top layer of soil? The chapter uses cake and candy to model things you probably didn’t even know existed.
  5. Discover – Do you know why pretzels are a dark brown and why toast always seems to hit the ground butter-side down?
  6. Imagine – Imagine a cake with raisins that don’t sink to the bottom, cress growing with no soil, a fruit salad that doesn’t turn brown and ice cubes made from hot water!
  7. Invent – This chapter is all about creativity in the kitchen. Invent your own chocolate bar and design packaging to keep it fresh.
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Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts on Snackable Science Experiments

As a parent with somewhat limited skills when it comes to setting up science experiments for the children. I love that Emma has taken the time to note down and introduction to the experiment at hand, everything that is needed to complete the experiment, as well as full instructions on how to carry out. A good mix of experiments spread across seven areas with a number that are able to be completed by the children themselves. With those requiring adult supervision clearly visible.

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Where can I buy Snackable Science Experiments?

Snackable Science Experiments is available to buy from Amazon, currently available in paperback and Kindle versions.

About the author

Emma Vanstone is the author of This Is Rocket Science and creator of the award-winning blog Science Sparks. She has a degree in microbiology and virology and is passionate about making science fun for kids.

Win a copy of Snackable Science Experiments

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Snackable Science Experiments
  • Katie September 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I would love to make the layers of the earth fudge with my niece

  • Iain maciver September 6, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    volcano experiment

  • Tracy Nixon September 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I’d love to make layered popsicles with my kids!

  • Solange September 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Building bridges out of egg shells.

  • Julia Kerr September 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Bubbly honeycomb because we all enjoy it and it would be fun watching the reaction when it bubbles up

  • Susie Wilkinson September 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    They layers of the earth fudge sounds fun and tasty!

  • Christine Shelley September 6, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Love to build bridges out of eggshells with my great neice Maia whois eight and science is her favourite subject

  • Sarah Cooper September 6, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Hidden candy colours

  • Vikki Bowker September 6, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I’d love to make the rainbow fruit slush!

  • Rachel Walsh September 6, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    We’d like to try out the earthquake one. My daughter would like the jelly and I’m sure I could polish off a brownie or two!

  • Margaret Clarkson September 6, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    This sounds interesting, I would love to try it – simulate how earthquakes affect buildings on different kinds of foundations using Jell-O and brownies

  • Sarah Clyde September 7, 2019 at 2:00 am

    The layered popsicles experiment sounds like it would be good fun

  • Emma Walters September 7, 2019 at 6:52 am

    the fizzy lemonade would be a hit with my son x

  • Stuart Hargreaves September 7, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Doing a litmus test on food to see if they are acid or alkali

  • Ani Costa September 7, 2019 at 7:56 am

    I’d love to try the bubbly honeycomb

  • Justine Meyer September 7, 2019 at 9:53 am

    The Pumpkin Lava Lamps

  • astrid c September 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    rocket science

  • Emma G September 7, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    This sounds really fun! I want to do the eggshell bridge!

  • Jenny McClinton September 7, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    The multi layer popsicle sounds like the one my daughter would most love to try.

  • fiona waterworth September 7, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I would try building bridges out of egg shells as we have just been building bridges with a paper kit we received at the science museum

  • Rachel Mccraith September 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Layers of the earth fudge sounds cool!

  • SOOZYBEE September 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Making a sugar spider cage sounds fun!

  • ADEINNE TONNER September 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    I think it would have to be magical mixtures

  • Laura Pritchard September 8, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Building bridges out of egg shells sounds fun!

  • Helen Tovell September 8, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    It would be the bubbly honey comb for us

  • Jo Glasspool September 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    The layered Popsicle sounds fun.

  • Jessica Jacob September 8, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Ha! I made non newtonian fluid with my son, we got it EVERYWHERE. Floor, surfaces and ceiling.

  • Natalie Burgess September 9, 2019 at 9:31 am

    The eggshell bridge xx

  • BECCA STAPLES September 9, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Building bridges out of egg shells x

  • Annabel Greaves September 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Building bridges out of egg shells

  • Kevin Matthews September 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Sounds yummy 🙂
    I want to try that chocolate honeycomd.

  • Troy Easton September 9, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    The layered popsicles experiment.

  • Elaine Kidd September 9, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Building bridges from eggshells.

  • Katie B September 10, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Love the idea of using jelly and brownies to simulate earthquakes. Educational and tasty!

  • Ruth Harwood September 10, 2019 at 10:39 am

    the chocolate honeycomb looks so yummy we gotta try that!!

  • Mandy Doherty September 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    The bubbly honeycomb

  • Kelly Knowles September 10, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Think my favourite experiment we often do with my four is slime making, they love the mess.

  • Jennifer Toal September 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Bubbly honeycomb

  • Christine Lockley September 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Rainbow Fruit Slushies

  • Karina Goodwin September 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    This honestly looks so cool.
    The bubbly honeycomb looks so tasty!

  • Rich Tyler September 10, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    The volcano experiment

  • Kim Neville September 11, 2019 at 10:18 am

    how earthquakes affect buildings

  • Jodie Green September 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    The bridges from egg shells seems fun!

  • Rebecca F September 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Bubbly honeycomb – I love making honeycomb. Loving this book – my niece loves cooking and I’d love to teach her more about science through cooking

  • Karen Barrett September 12, 2019 at 8:04 am

    We would make layered popsicles

  • Mrs Wendy Clarke September 12, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I would love to do the colour changing paper with my daughter.

  • Thomas Perry September 12, 2019 at 11:23 am

    The layers of the earth fudge is my fave and I know we would all enjoy eating it after we have learnt about the earths layers

  • Danielle Graves September 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    The rainbow fruit slush would be a big hit as my son loves slushes!

  • Tracy Newton September 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    My son would really love the Vocano Experiment

  • Denise Dunn September 12, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Wow I would learn a lot too, as well as my granddaughter. Looks so much fun .

  • Jenny Barker September 12, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    my so would love for us to try the best fizzy lemonade :0)

  • Emma platt September 13, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I’d like to try the bubbly honeycomb with my kids

  • Heli L September 13, 2019 at 11:53 am

    ‘The best fizzy lemonade’ experiment sounds like something my kids would love to try

  • donna l jones September 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    The bubbly honeycomb

  • Margaret Gallagher September 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Colour changing experiment – the boys will love it

  • Katie Skeoch September 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Definitely the fizzing lollipops!

  • Susan Smith September 13, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Would have to be the Volcano Experiment, it looks like fun

  • Maria Knight September 14, 2019 at 8:07 am

    The honeycomb looks amazing! We’d try that experiment first.

  • janine atkin September 14, 2019 at 8:50 am

    id like to try building bridges out of egg shells

  • lynn neal September 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Bubbly honeycomb would probably appeal to them the most!

  • sarah clegg September 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Bubbly honeycomb i reckon that would be fun and tasty

  • Allan Fullarton September 14, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Volcano experiment.

  • ellie spider September 14, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    layers of earth fudge would be fab and delicious too)

  • Magsd September 15, 2019 at 6:46 am

    I’d love to make fizzy lemonade the kids would love that

  • Geri Gregg September 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I’d love to make the layered popsicles with my son!

  • lorraine kirk September 15, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Bubbly Honeycomb because we’d love to eat it!

  • Susan B September 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Having grown up in a country that has lots of earthquakes, the ‘simulate how earthquakes affect buildings on different kinds of foundations using Jell-O and brownies’ sounds lots of fun to me.

  • Sandra Fortune September 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

    The volcano experiment

  • paula cheadle September 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Would love to make the Bubbly honeycomb with my granddaughter

  • Meryl Thomas September 15, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I’d love to try the bubbly honeycomb

  • Patricia Avery September 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Using eggshells to build bridges sounds something my grandchildren would be intrigued by

  • jules eley September 15, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Layered popsicles sounds fab

  • Rachel B September 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    The volcano experiment would get a thumbs up!

  • Emma Middleton September 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    We would love to try bubbly Honeycomb as I love eating it

  • Stef Acaster September 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Layered popsicles sounds fun and tasty

  • olivia Kirby September 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Rainbow fruit slushies

  • claire griffiths September 15, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Bubbly honeycomb my kids would love to do this

  • Louise Fairweather September 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Layers of the earth fudge

  • Catherine Gregory September 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Building bridges out of eggshells sounds a lot of fun

  • Kate Sharman September 15, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    The layers of the earth fudge sound yummy, I expect my son would love the volcano experiment

  • sandy September 15, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    layered popsicles

  • Siobhan September 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Awesome prize..good luck everyone

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