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15 ways to have fun with food

By , 19 August 2021

There’s a tonne of science in food. Here are 15 of our favourite food-related science activities to tickle your brain and tantalise your tastebuds!

Top recipes

Making marshmallowsSmall plate of coconut covered marshmallows
Discover the science that makes marshmallows so soft and sweet

Fossil biscuits
These tasty biscuits are a geological treat

Boil an egg
Follow our instructions to boil the prefect egg, no matter where you live

Infinitely scaling sherbet recipe
Our sherbet recipe can make a little or a lot, plus it’s packed with fizz!

Imperial pie
This recipe is written in some strange units – you’ll need maths to puzzle it out

Play with your food

three cakes, ready for sharing

Sharing some cakes
Here are three ways to make sure everyone gets their fair share

What is the area of a pizza?
Have you ever wondered what size of pizza to order?

Lolly-toothpick platonic solids
Make some fantastic mathematical models with jelly lollies and a bunch of toothpicks

A mathematical bagel
We cut a bagel in half, and end up with only one piece!

Make a pie chart
Who knew that making a graph could be so tasty?

Kitchen tricks

Sandwich wrapped in a wax cloth wrap.Beeswax food wraps
These wraps are great for keeping your food fresher for longer

No can opener? No problem!
How do you open a can with no ring pull and no can opener?

Party food database
This clever system makes it easy to pick recipes for different people

Glow germs
Clean hands are a must when cooking – here’s how to check if you’re doing it right

Colour changing lemon tea
Use a cup of tea to measure whether something is an acid


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