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New Fun Food Science Activity and Summer Foods Tip Sheet

"Finding the Speed of Light with Marshmallows" - Link Nutrition with Math and Science

6th-8th grade kids learn about physics through food science

  1. Open the marshmallow bag and place the marshmallows in the casserole dish, completely covering the dish with a layer one marshmallow thick.
  2. Next, put the dish of marshmallows in the microwave oven and cook on low heat. Microwaves do not cook evenly and the marshmallows will begin to melt at the hottest spots in the microwave. Heat the marshmallows until they begin to melt in four or five different spots.
  3. Remove the dish from the microwave and observe the melted spots.
  4. Take the ruler and measure the distance between the melted spots. 

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