The kitchen is a great place to explore science with children. Even something as simple as melting chocolate is a great science activity. You can cook, bake, set up a sensory activity, create some science magic, set up lava lamps and volcanoes or even just play with ice. The creative opportunities are endless.

I’ve mentioned it a few times now, but did you know I have a brand new book out? Snackable Science is jam packed full of exciting edible experiments for kids of all ages!

I’m so pleased at how it turned out, so I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Snackable Science - Science book for kids

To celebrate all things kitchen science I’ve spruced up this very old kitchen science experiments post from 2013!

Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

Egg Experiments

There are so many different things you can do with eggs. Learn about strong shapes, dissolve the shell in vinegar, transform egg white into meringue and even make an egg float with these awesome egg experiments

Science in the kitchen - egg experiments

Kitchen Science for Preschoolers

My preschooler loves gloop or oobleck, if you’ve never made it before, you have to try it. The cornflour ( cornstarch ) and water mixture feels solid if you squeeze it, but turns into a liquid when the pressure is released.

Use eggs to learn about tooth decay.

This density experiment will impress everyone. An extra fun challenge is to find a small object to balance on each layer.

kitchen science experiments

Sweet Treats

Create a Bake Off worthy masterpiece with the Science Sparks Bake off!

Can you believe meringue is made from sugar and egg white? Little scientists can transform egg white into a lovely sweet treat.

Meringue and raspberries - the science behind meringue

Discover the power of baking soda by making pancakes!

Making treacle toffee is a great activity for learning about changes of state as the sugar melts and then becomes solid again. Be very careful with the hot mixture though.

treacle toffee

Try some colour mixing with jelly. This is great fun and you end up with a fun dessert after the investigation.

Grow some sugar crystals and make a lolly.

Find out why popping candy pops.

Savoury Kitchen Science

Make a pizza to learn about respiration and yeast. Bread making is another fun activity to see yeast in action.

Make a baked alaska to find out how you can put ice cream in the oven without it melting.

Make some yummy honeycomb and discover why it has holes.

melted honeycomb in a cookie cutter

Can you make your own butter

This activity is great for learning about colloids. It takes a bit of time and some energy but the end result it worth it.

Butter in a jar

Food and Diet Activities

Find out about food groups with this fun activity.

Discover how much sugar common drinks contain.

How much sugar in lucozade

We’ve also used hula hoops to group foods into healthy and unhealthy recently.

Using hula hoops to group foods into healthy and unhealthy

Milk Based Experiments

Do you know why milk curdles?

Curdled Milk in a pan - curds and whwy

Did you know you can make glue from milk which actually sticks!!

This one is not so appetising, but still fun. Find out why apples rot?

Using kitchen equipment

Get imaginative with some candy mixtures

Mixture of M and Ms

Get the kitchen scales out and try some weighing and measuring.

More scientific principles

Learn all about ice and it’s properties with these fun activities.

Explore absorption with sugar cubes and coloured water

Learn about filtering by cleaning up dirty water.

Kitchen roll water filter - kitchen science for kids

Make a firework in a glass to discover why oil and water don’t mix.

Make an indicator with red cabbage.

How to make a red cabbage indicator

Create a pretty milk display to learn about emulsions.

Discover how to make a lemon sink

lemon sink

Chemical Reactions

Find out how to blow up a balloon with lemon juice.

Can you make raisins dance ?

Raising Raisins - dancing raisins in a glass - kitchen science for kids

These fizzing rocks are a big favourite in our house. You could even add some plastic bugs to give an added twist.

fizzing rocks - baking soda science for kids

Explore yeast and respiration by blowing up a balloon.

Blow up a balloon with yeast - kitchen science for kids

Finally, how about our old favourite the baking soda volcano

What do you think? Can you think of any more kitchen science experiments for us?

Brilliant collection of Kitchen Science Experiments for kids. Make honeycomb, blow up a balloon with yeast, make meringue, find out why pineapple stops jelly science and more kitchen science experiments #kitchenscience #scienceforkids #cookingforkids

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