Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yummy science!

Marshmallow + Microwave = YUM!!

I thought nothing could beat a campfire toasted marshmallow, but this comes very close to winning the prize for my favourite confection!  And it ticks the 'fun science' box for today.

The kids were amazed when the marshmallows started to expand ... the experiment says to microwave on high for one minute.  Our first marshmallow melted into a gooey brown mess at 50 seconds.  We tried a few times to find the moment of perfection!

Elijahs' commentary ... "It's growing, growing, growing!  It's done, stop it now, it's done like a dinner!!"

Jasmine said, "Let me have a taste.  Yew, it's yuk."

Elijah, "I was right about the time, wasn't I?  It's a bit like Tigger's bubble gum, but also like Winnie the Pooh's honey.  It tastes like bubble gum.  Sticky and sweet."

Mum, "Would you eat it again?"

Elijah, "Nup, too sweet."

Mum, "Shall we do it again?"

Elijah, "Yes, but stop at the same time I said.  20 seconds."

If you haven't tried it, here's how:


ABC school shows are back, so this morning we watched "Designers - Icecream"
(Show description:  designing a new range of ice cream: from the original marketing concept, the development kitchen, and taste testing sessions, to finally mass production in the factory.)  

Elijah declared this would have to be the best job in the world.  
You get to invent new flavours and product designs, make it and taste test.  

What's not to love??

1 comment:

  1. Rather than putting it on a plate, put the marshmallow on an arrowroot biscuit and then do it. You can then eat your plate! Mmmmmm!


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