Looking for some fun experiments related to food and agriculture? Need a science fair project? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from across the internet.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes fruit comes in a bag or plastic clamshell container? A lot of work goes into packaging fruit! In this experiment, you will test the question: does packaging affect the ripening of fruit?
Make a Soil Sammy
In this fun experiment from Illinois Ag in the Classroom students learn about seeds and factors that affect growth. K-6 grade learners “grow hair” on their own Soil Sammy using grass seed and other easy to find materials!
Find it on Page 3 here.
Grow Without Soil
When you think about plants, you probably think of seeds in soil. But did you know that you don’t need soil for a seed to sprout? In this Purple Plow Puzzler, find a way to sprout a seed without using soil!
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The Science of Making Cheese
Maybe you’ve made your own ice cream at home, but what about cheese? In this Science Buddies experiment you will test how different milks affect making mozzarella cheese!
Note: this experiment does require some specialty materials.
You don’t need a laboratory to do some cloning! Using a head of cabbage, test out different parts of the cabbage to see if you can grow your own cabbage through vegetative reproduction.
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