Budding kitchen helpers can learn many science and math concepts while pouring, mixing, and measuring!
Even if you’ve never involved your kids in the kitchen before, it’s never too late to start!
If you have young children, find a safe place for your child to observe what happens on the stovetop while you’re cooking - like a tall chair or a sturdy step-stool. Ask them to describe what they see, smell, and hear when you’re cooking. What happens when you pour a raw egg into a hot pan - how does it change?
If you have older children, you can incorporate math and science concepts into cooking by asking them to figure out how much of each ingredient you’d need if you wanted to double or halve the recipe.
Mason Jar Whipped Cream
Want to experience some kitchen magic? Whip liquid cream into a solid with this easy and delicious kitchen science activity!
Really want to WOW your kids? Show them how they can make magical color bursts in milk! It’s fun, easy, and requires simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Cooking up a plate of fluffy buttermilk pancakes isn’t just a great life skill, it’s also an opportunity to work in some serious math and science lessons. Plus, the results are delicious!
Go from slimy egg white, to fluffy foam, to a rock solid and delicious cookie while learning the science behind the marvelous meringue.
Can you extract the DNA from a strawberry?
Can you cook a s’more without fire or electricity?
Sid the Science Kid interactive game
From PBS Kitchen Science