Baking Rocks: Exploring Earth Science with Cake!
Type: Experiment Along Virtual Demonstration
Who knew the earth could be this delicious? In this program, families will work together to explore 3 earth science activities about meteorites, fossils, and the layers of the earth - using ingredients found in your kitchen! When combined, these activities create a yummy lava cake for your family to enjoy!
If you want to follow along, this is the list of supplies:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
6 tablespoons baking cocoa (divided into 2 tbsp and 4 tbsp)
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 ¾ cups hot water
Nuts (whole walnuts or pecans work well)
In case of a nut allergy, hard candies can also be used.
Medium mixing bowl
9 in square baking pan
Measuring cups and spoons
- Nick Vanacker, Museum Educator, Museum, MSU
Ages: All Ages
- Science Education
Time and Location
Date/Time: 4/10/2021 1:00 - 1:35 PM