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Cooking & Food Science Videos (7 results)

Who doesn't love food? It's fun to make, it's fun to eat, it's fun to ...study? That's right! There is a lot of science that goes into the everyday foods that you love. Explore questions such as how baking ingredients work, how and why certain ingredients mix well together, and why people's tastes differ.

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Unsure of what the steps of the scientific method are? Not sure how to apply the scientific method? Watch how we use the scientific method to explore the science of popping boba – fun juice filled balls that pop in your mouth. You can find more information about each step of the scientific method at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on…
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Boost your culinary creativity with the help of a molecular gastronomy technique called direct spherification! This video shows how you can make popping boba balls from juice and other liquids. Kit Available: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/molecular-gastronomy-spherification-kit/?aff=SB1 We also provide tips and tricks to ensure you get the best results and reveal the science behind this fascinating process! As a special bonus, you’ll learn how to turn playing with spherification…
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Did you know that you can use solar power to cook food? This can be done using a solar oven, which is a low-cost, ecologically-friendly technology that seems to have everything going for it. This video will show you how to build your very own simple solar oven out of a pizza box to gather the Sun's rays and cook a tasty treat for you! Written instructions are available on our website at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/solar-oven?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library…
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How many dyes are in a bag of M&Ms? The answer might surprise you! Not every M&M color is a single dye; some are mixtures. You can discover all of the colors using a technique called paper chromatography. This video shows you step-by-step how to do a paper chromatography experiment on candy. Are you ready to become a color detective? Written instructions are available on our website…
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Have you ever made your own ice cream? It can be a lot of fun, and you end up with a tasty frozen treat! In this activity, you will explore the interesting chemistry that goes on behind making ice cream. If you do it right, you will have ice cream ready to eat within 10 minutes! Written instructions are available on our website at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/ice-cream-bag?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on science…
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This video shows you how to make rainbow candy without using any food coloring. Step-by-step instructions for the activity are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/rainbow-candy?from=YouTube For a more information on where to find a diffraction grating sheet, visit https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/rainbow-candy?from=YouTube#materials For an explanation of the science, visit…
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Take your recipes to the next level with the help of a molecular gastronomy technique called reverse spherification! Follow along with this video to learn how to turn yogurt and other foods into semisolid spheres. Kit available: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/molecular-gastronomy-spherification-kit/?aff=SB1 We also provide tips and tricks to ensure you get the best results and explain the science behind this culinary technique. As a bonus, we’ll show you how to turn reverse…
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