25+ Fun Edible STEM Experiments for Kids

STEM is so much more fun when it involves food. Here are 25+ edible STEM experiments for kids to munch on while learning!

STEM is so much more fun when it involves food! Here are 25+ edible STEM experiments for kids to munch on while learning!


25+ Fun Edible STEM Experiments for Kids

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases – Science Notebooking

Create the phases of the moon in Oreo’s! Use the frosting from Oreo’s to demonstrate the different phases.

DIY Designing and Building Solar Oven – Chalkboard Creations

Build a solar oven to get kids engaged with STEM. It can be an intro to why cars can get so hot in the sun.

Layered Earth Cake – Rosanna Pansino

Create the layers of earth with cake in this edible STEM recipe! When you cut open the cake, it reveals the multilayers of the earth.

Crystallization and Homemade Rock Candy – Happiness is Homemade

Create rock candy, while learning about crystal growth.

How to Make a Lemon Battery – Hila Road

It’s not quite edible, but make a lemon battery with a lemon, penny, and nail!

The Kitchen Garden Experiment – Modern Parents Messy Kids

Plant a pineapple, green onion, and avocado indoors – and watch them grow! Track their rate of measurement with the freebie included.

Cell Molecules with Marshmallows – Highhill Homeschool

With toothpicks and gumdrops, make cell molecules come alive. They’re 3D, hands-on, and edible!

Jupiter Planet Structure – Cake Crumbs

Recreate the layers of Jupiter, made from cake! This works best for older elementary and up, and can be as detailed or as plain as you’d want.

Sushi Cell – Craftster

Create a cell from a paper-plate sized sushi! Each part of the sushi represents a part of the cell.

How Strong is Spaghetti? STEM Challenge – Frugal Fun 4 Boys

How strong is spaghetti? Find out in this low cost and no prep activity.

Edible DNA with Twizzlers – A Middle School Survival Guide

Create DNA with Twizzlers, toothpicks, and mini marshmallows in this delicious activity!

Rock Classification Lesson – Hub Pages

Study earth science from a Christian perspective. Learn about sedimentary rocks with these seven layered bars made from graham cracker, flaked coconut, and chocolate chips.

Building Gumdrop Structures – Little Bins for Little Hands

Use gumdrops to learn about structures with this edible STEM activity.

Layered Lollipops Candy STEM Challenge – STEAM Powered Family

Aimed at upper elementary, use lollipops for this STEM activity.

How to Make Gummy Candy Planet Cupcakes – Erin Bakes

Make the planets with cupcakes! The bright colors are made from gummy bears.

Edible Sedimentary Rock Activity –  Rainy Day Mum

Combine science with this delicious dessert! Activities are included to flesh out this edible science!

Edible Soil Layers – Super Teacher Worksheets Blog

Learn about the layers of soil with these different layers of sweet treats.

Building Atoms with Candy – Education Possible

Create elements with M&Ms or skittles with the free printable included!

Edible Butterfly Life Cycle – My Joy-Filled Life

From egg to butterfly, learn about a butterfly’s life cycle with this edible activity.

Fat Experiments – Inspire Me ASAP

Learn about different types of fats, food groups, and fat with different types of foods!

Color Mixing Gobstopper Science – Steve Spangler Science

Why don’t the colors of Gobstoppers mix? Find out in this brightly colored experiment!

Apple Toothpick Tower Challenge – Preschool Powol Packets

Instead of gumdrops, use apples as a healthier, sugar-free alternative to this engineering challenge.

STEM is so much more fun when it involves food. Here are 25+ edible STEM experiments for kids to munch on while learning!

Turning Milk into Plastic – How Wee Learn

Turn milk into a plastic-like play-dough like material with this experiment.

Eggshell Chemistry Experiment – Science with Kids

Try this naked egg science experiment by letting the shell of the egg dissolve. I’ve done this before and it is super fun to observe.

Build a Snack Mix Machine – Left Brain Craft Brain

Learn about pulleys and engineering with this snack mix machine. It has step-by-step directions kids can try on their own or with help.

STEM is so much more fun when it involves food. Here are 25+ edible STEM experiments for kids to munch on while learning!

Lollipop Lab-Flavor Mixing Experiment – Fantastic Fun and Learning

Aimed at preschool and early elementary, explore how when different things are combined, they get different results.

How to Make Edible Glass That Really Shatters – Go Science Girls

Create edible glass with sugar water, and watch it shatter!

Pretzel and Marshmallow STEM Structure – The STEM Laboratory

Practice engineering and building with this 100% edible pretzel and marshmallow structure.

Edible Igneous Rocks Model Science – Preschool Powol Pockets

Learn about igneous rocks with this mix of treats in this edible STEM activity. It’s best for preschool and kindergarten.

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