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Make fruit straps Activity

by David, 26 January 2022 | 0 comments

Straps of fruit leather on a plate

By Beth Askham Why not try your hand at some food science? It’s as easy as apple pie to make these fruit straps. Then, pop the fruits of your work in your lunchbox as a sweet and delicious snack.

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The best of 2021 Update

by David, 29 December 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a cat crouching on the ground.

The votes are in! Here are our most popular posts from 2021, including news, activities and brainteasers. There’s sure to be something here to tickle your fancy!

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15 ways to have fun with food Activity

by David, 19 August 2021 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

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!

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Infinitely scaling sherbet recipe Activity

by David, 6 March 2020 | 2 comments

Small pile of pink powder on a black surface.

Here’s a fizzy treat for your mouth! But this sherbet recipe has a mathematical trick. You can use it to make as much or as little as you like. Keeping the ingredients in proportion in this way is known as scaling.

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Making marshmallows Activity

by David, 14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

Learn some fluffy and delicious chemistry by following this marshmallow recipe.

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Green eggs Activity

by David, 13 April 2017 | 0 comments

An egg with a green yolk in a bowl

Time for an Easter trick! There are lots of eggs around at this time of year, but this one is sure to raise some eyebrows. And when you’re finished, you can get your parents to help you cook your green egg, so you can gross out your entire family!

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How full is choc-full? Activity

by David, 12 May 2016 | 4 comments

Someone is pouring a bowl of nuts and candy over the marshmallows.

Make some rocky road, and discover that there’s still heaps of space in a ‘full’ dish.

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Make a piece of shortbread Activity

by David, 13 January 2016 | 2 comments

A sieve with flour in it.

Feel like a biscuit? This recipe will make exactly one tasty piece of shortbread.

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Cupcake chemistry Activity

by Pat, 1 July 2013 | 1 comments

Cooking is fun and it’s a great way to make a tasty snack. But have you ever thought about what’s going on when you cook something? Try making some cupcakes, and you’ll pick up a thing or two about chemistry.

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Anzac science Activity

by David, 25 April 2013 | 1 comments

Anzac Day is the time to stick a sprig of rosemary in your hat, watch the dawn service and bake a batch of Anzac biscuits. While I was baking these biscuits, I noticed some strange things going on.

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