In this week's spotlight: a pair of science projects from the kitchen. Is a gelatin-based fruit salad in your recipe book of family favorites? What fruit do you add? Will any fruit work? Put it to the test with this week's hands-on science exploration and investigate what the enzymes in certain fruits have to do with whether or not a gelatin will solidify properly when a fruit is added.
- Which Fruits Can Ruin Your Gelatin Dessert? (full Science Buddies Project Idea)
- Solidifying Science: Why Can Certain Fruits Ruin Your Gelatin Dessert? (science activity at Scientific American)