Investigating Food with Science

Every Wednesday 

Sept. 9, 2020 - Dec. 16, 2020

4 - 4:30 p.m. EST

"Investigating Food with Science: The Science Behind Food Safety" an after school program exploring how cooking is an experiment and baking is a science. Each week MSU Extension educators will explore the science behind food-related topics and food safety along with a fun, kid-friendly recipe or experiment demonstration. The demonstrations will be designed for youth to experiment at home if they desire, and provide the youth a chance to share their experience the following week. 

Join us online via Zoom using your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any device with internet access.  

This is a free workshop, taught by MSU Extension food safety educators.

Sept. 9, 2020 - What can happen to your lunch!  
Sept. 16, 2020 - Why does fruit turn brown?  
Sept. 23, 2020 - How does popcorn pop?  
Sept. 30, 2020 - Oil vs. Water!  
Oct. 7, 2020 - Slimy lunch meat!  
Oct. 14, 2020 - How long can you hold your breath?  
Oct. 21, 2020 - Is chocolate a fruit? 
Oct. 28, 2020 - How many seeds in a pumpkin?
Nov. 4, 2020 - How does grass turn into milk?  
Nov. 11, 2020 - Can you make a crystal out of sugar?  
Nov. 18, 2020 - Why does turkey make you tired?  
Dec. 2, 2020 - Can you make a volcano? 
Dec. 9, 2020 - Making a bird feeder!
Dec. 16, 2020 - Candy cane ornaments!

Registration for Investigating Food with Science is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2020.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Kellie Jordan at