Science experiments are so engaging for kids. They get to learn and create new things in a hands-on meaningful way that is often very memorable. When you add food and the ability to taste their creations into the mix, you’ve got a recipe for some serious fun. Whether you need a great boredom busters at home or something fun to add to your five senses theme activities taste test science experiments are a great way to get kids engaged.
These fifteen taste test science experiments each involve creative ways to learn with food…and they are all edible! I’ve also included a free printable taste test recording sheet so you can design your taste test science experiments as well.
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Fun Taste Test Science Experiments for Kids
Are all lemon foods sour? Find out with this lemon taste test investigation. Includes a free printable recording sheet.
Future chemists will have fun with these caffeine free tea taste test and flavor mixing experiment.
Kids will be amazed that they can make their own raisins. Learn how from Learn Play Imagine.
What happens when lollipops dissolve? Find out with this lollipop lab experiment. Then create your own lollipop flavor combinations.
Make a colorful liquid rainbow with skittles. Then do a taste test to explore the flavors.
Winter is the perfect time to experiment with creating your own unique hot chocolate recipes. Let little scientist create their own combinations with these hot chocolate mixing ideas.
Kids will love this blind taste and smell test using ice cream. I love how the whole investigation was set up over at No Time for Flash Cards.
Grab some new bubble gum and use your five senses in this science investigation with a free printable.
Make your own slushies without a blender in this easy science experiment from Reading Confetti.
Use color as your inspiration and have a taste test. I love the foods B-Inspired Mama chose for this green food taste test for picky eaters. There’s even a free printable recording sheet to use for any food combinations.
1+1+1=1 has an adorable free printable to go along with an apple taste test.
After you’ve finished the apple taste test try a spice tray investigation with this clever idea from Edventures with Kids.
Get kids to eat some fruits and veggies and explore different textures and scents with this smoothie taste test from Hands On As We Grow.
Paging Fun Mums shows you step by step how to make your own rock candy. Kids have so much fun watching these sweet treats grow.
Transforming ingredients into something edible is always engaging for kids. Coffee Cups and Crayons shows you how to make ice cream in a bag. Then enjoy tasting the results of your experiment.
Laughing Kids Learn has an awesome recipe for making and tasting fizzy sherbet, a delight for the senses.
Free Printable Taste Test Recording Sheet
Use this free printable recording sheet to design your own taste test with any foods you choose. Simply print the sheet. In the left column have kids draw or write to show what item they tasted. Then in the middle columns have them check a box to show whether they liked the food or not. In the final column use describing words to share how the items tasted. This will help deepen their vocabulary skills and attention to detail.
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