Marshmallow Science

We have had a little bit of fun with school this year.  For our science we used marshmallows and toothpicks to help understand atoms and molecules.  The first thing the children were instructed to do was to make any kind of shapes they wanted.  After a little while of that, they were instructed to make models of molecules.  They really enjoyed this activity.   It was not an original idea, we have been using Real Science 4 Kids, and this was one of their planned activities.

marshmellow 1  marshmellow 2

marshmellow 3  marshmellow 4

marshmellow 5  marshmellow 6

marshmellow 7


3 Responses to “Marshmallow Science”

  1. Sue Says:

    This is neat, Kris! When it snows, my kids like to use marshmallows to make snowmen and snowflake pictures. We use pretzel sticks for arms and skis!

    Thanks for posting all the pictures. I’m enjoying them!

    Happy birthday to Kevin a lot late, and to you, too.


  2. Vicki Says:

    Kids love this! “When can we do it Mom?” , they asked. “When Mommy get to the store, finally.”, I answered, with a smile.

  3. Laura Says:

    Hi all!

    The historic preservation organization for which I work, and for which I direct the education department, just finished its new website. Here is the link to the architectural activities for kids (and adults, too!):

    If you’d like, look over the activities and give me your feedback – did I explain everything well enough for you guys to do the projects if you wanted? I’d really welcome your feedback, and hope the activities can be helpful and fun for you all!


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