Food Archive

Learning in Nature: Blackberries Jam Experiment

It’s summer and these days we have been doing something we love: pick blackberries. Have you ever imagined what a scientific experience it can be to hand pick blackberries and transform them into a delicious jam? You know I am convinced that almost any activity you can perform outside in nature, can provide a scientific knowledge. Just to start: we found the best places to find berries, we compared the …

Engineering Project for Kids

Today we will propose an engineering project for kids in which starting from a construction game, they’ll learn about strength of materials and how by applying appropriate design techniques they may be able to increase the resistance of seemingly delicate materials. It’s about posing a challenge: to build a tower as tall as possible from two simple materials: spaghetti and marshmallows. Although the activity can be done individually, it is …

How to Make a Rubber Egg

Let me present a classic experiment, I suggest  you to try if you have not done so before. Because it is a very simple, surprising and fun experiment. We will learn how to make a rubber egg! You only need two eggs more or less of equal size, vinegar, water and two transparent containers. You place an egg in each container and cover one with vinegar and the other one …

Sun Experiences: Food Drying

Last summer we told you about several experiments involving the sun, such as discovering the dangers of radiation but also its benefits, such as making a solar oven. By the end of the summer we’d also conducted a final experiment in order to discover more of the positive effects of the sun: using solar radiation, we dried tomatoes in a completely natural way. This is one of those opportunities to …

Really Clean Hands?

At this time of year as the season and temperature changes, it’s quite usual that a virus decides to settle for a few days in our home … so we have to insist on the importance of maintaining certain standards of hygiene in order to avoid contaminating each other as much as possible. These discussions led us to talking about the importance of washing our hands before we start work …

Cooking with a Solar Powered Oven

A few days ago we were talking about the harmful effects of the sun. Well, today we’re going to discover it’s positive benefits by using it as a simple, fully accessible and ecological energy source to build a solar powered oven. As this blog is especially dedicated to children between 3 and 9 years of age, we’ll make a simple oven that we discovered on the fantastic Science at home …