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
Create the phases of the moon in Oreo’s! Use the frosting from Oreo’s to demonstrate the different phases.
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.
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.
Create rock candy, while learning about crystal growth.
It’s not quite edible, but make a lemon battery with a lemon, penny, and nail!
Plant a pineapple, green onion, and avocado indoors – and watch them grow! Track their rate of measurement with the freebie included.
With toothpicks and gumdrops, make cell molecules come alive. They’re 3D, hands-on, and edible!
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.
Create a cell from a paper-plate sized sushi! Each part of the sushi represents a part of the cell.
How strong is spaghetti? Find out in this low cost and no prep activity.
Create DNA with Twizzlers, toothpicks, and mini marshmallows in this delicious activity!
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.
Use gumdrops to learn about structures with this edible STEM activity.
Aimed at upper elementary, use lollipops for this STEM activity.
Make the planets with cupcakes! The bright colors are made from gummy bears.
Combine science with this delicious dessert! Activities are included to flesh out this edible science!
Learn about the layers of soil with these different layers of sweet treats.
Create elements with M&Ms or skittles with the free printable included!
From egg to butterfly, learn about a butterfly’s life cycle with this edible activity.
Learn about different types of fats, food groups, and fat with different types of foods!
Why don’t the colors of Gobstoppers mix? Find out in this brightly colored experiment!
Instead of gumdrops, use apples as a healthier, sugar-free alternative to this engineering challenge.
Turn milk into a plastic-like play-dough like material with this experiment.
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.
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.
Aimed at preschool and early elementary, explore how when different things are combined, they get different results.
Create edible glass with sugar water, and watch it shatter!
Practice engineering and building with this 100% edible pretzel and marshmallow structure.
Learn about igneous rocks with this mix of treats in this edible STEM activity. It’s best for preschool and kindergarten.