Kitchen Science

Kitchen Science Materials List

Dear Parents, 

For your convenience please find below list of all experiments. We hope this will make shopping for or collecting supplies a little easier. 

It is up to you to determine the level of your participation or supervision based on your child’s experience, maturity and abilities. However, only adults should handle hot or sharp objects (knives, oven, etc.).

We are looking forward to having your little scientist in our classs!

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Week 1. Science: Homemade Butter 

STEAM Connection: Mixtures in Chemical Engineering

Tools:

  • Measuring cups
  • 1 Clean plastic jars with a tight lid
  • 3 clean marbles (not necessary, but make the process easier)
  • Strainer (not necessary, but makes the process easier)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs, dried spices of your choice, or honey (optional)

 

Week 2. Technology: Marvelous Marbles

STEAM Connection: Molecular Gastronomy 

Tools:

  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 (2-cup) liquid measuring cups (clear and heat-proof)
  • Spoon
  • Microwave oven
  • Squeeze bottle
  • Strainer
  • Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp juice plus ¼ cup
  • 1 (¼ oz) envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups cold canola or vegetable oil

 

Week 3. Engineering: Egg Drop Challenge 

STEAM Connection: Fighting Gravity

Tools:

  • Pencil and paper 
  • Various household materials, like paper, plastic containers or plastic cup, rubber bands, straws, tape, scissors, sponges, balloons
  • 2 eggs
  • One thin zip lock bags to put each egg inside (minimize the mess!)

 

Week 4. Art: Ice Cream Age

STEAM Connection: Modeling Glaciers

Tools:

  • 9-by-13-inch baking pan
  • Book or another 2-to-4-inch tall object
  • Ice cream scoop or large spoon
  • Plastic cups and spoons for each student in the class

Ingredients:

  • 1 package vanilla or chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 pint of Vanilla ice cream
  • At least 3 types of crumbly ice cream mix-ins like crushed Oreos, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows

 

Week 5. Mathematics: Slime-Y Science

STEAM Connection: Working with Ratios

Tools:

  • 1 Bowl
  • Set of measuring cups and spoons
  • Spoon
  • Plastic storage container with lid

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch, divided
  • Gel or regular food color (optional)