In this week's spotlight: a food science project and family activity perfect for the holiday kitchen! Are cranberries a part of your holiday menu? Does your family like a wiggly, solid cranberry roll, or do you make a looser cranberry sauce. What causes the difference in consistency? In these hands-on science projects, you and your family can experiment to see how cooking time affects the natural pectin in cranberries.
- From Sauce to Solid: The Science of Cranberry Condiments (full Science Buddies Project Idea)
- Saucy Science: Comparing Cranberry Condiments (science activity at Scientific American)