Besides Valentines Day and Presidents Day – February is Snack Food Month. Makes sense in the month leading up to Lent, the month of the Super Bowl, and a day focused on chocolates (Valentines Day) – that February would be dedicated to the ever present snack food.
There are lots of activities that can demonstrate science principles using food – so it seems appropriate for snack food month to highlight some food related science. Penn State has a great food science website that points to a number of other sites that focus on various science activities.
So – explore how molecule handedness changes how it smells.
Find the speed of light using a marshmallows.
Measure the “energy” in food.
Test for glucose and starch.
And have some fun! – But be safe!