Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
Today it’s all about the lemon. Just like the other day, you get two activities for the price of one: A science and a cooking activity! These are two favorite chemistry-based activities from our Cooking with STEAM after school programs. We’ll also include a few extra resources to show you some other cool things you can do with a lemon.
Lemon Facts for Kids by Britannica Kids Click the title to go to the information
What color is the lemon?– Preschool-1st grade
Why are Lemons Sour?– 2nd-5th grade
How to Make a Lemon Battery– Primary (K-2)
How to Make a Lemon Battery– Intermediate (3-5)
Let’s make a Lemon-cano!
This is a slightly different twist on a tried & true science experiment that kids love! Grab the baking soda and a lemon and get ready to make a chemical reaction! Materials needed: lemon, knife, food coloring, dish soap, spoon, baking soda
Lemon Burst Cookies
We learned about why lemons have the sour taste. A flavor that helps to balance sour is sweet. When it comes to lemons, sugar is usually the answer! In this easy baking activity, you will see how sugar balances the sourness of the lemon to create a delicious, light and fluffy cookie!
Ingredients needed: 1 box lemon cake mix, 2 eggs, 1 container Cool Whip (thawed), powdered sugar (about 1 cup)
Equipment needed: large bowl, small bowl, 2 spoons, 2 cookie sheets, PAM
If your kids enjoyed this science/cooking combo activity, they’d love our The Kitchen Chemist with Club SciKidz camp (ages 6-8). The camp is offered through Howard County Rec & Parks and is held the week of July 20th and August 17th. The course # is: RP1824. Click here to register.