Grape Molecule Food Science Activity
October 27, 2018

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Grape Molecule Food Science Activity

I may be a designer but I LOVE science. I always have. Taking extra science electives in High School and College, I almost pursued Art Therapy but Interior Design ultimately won my heart. That said, I’m a sucker for a great science activity. And the good news is that exploring our world totally counts! Even this super simple grape molecule food science activity the kids did for our Mad Science Halloween Party.

Science table set with grapes, toothpicks, beakers, and plates for a grape molecule food science activity

Supplies are simple….grapes, toothpicks, and a plate or tabletop will do. Since my kids are young I let them use their imaginations but older kids may enjoy recreating molecule shapes for some common substances like chocolate, dopamine, or water.

Boy concentrating on creating a grape molecule for food science activity

Dr. Drake decided to make his first one look like the patterned table runner.

Boy making a grape molecule for a food science activity

Then continued building this impressive {and structurally sound} molecule!

My little guy, Dr. Rhett, was a tentative at first but after the first few pokes dove right in.

Boy making a grape and toothpick creature during mad science party activity

He thought toothpicks were more fun than grapes and created what we decided was a “virus”. ?And how cute are the lab coats I made!? I know I shouldn’t brag but I am pretty excited at how easy they are. You can pick up the iron-on cut files and moreĀ Mad Science Party Details with Cricut.

Toothpick creation standing on science themed table. Grape Molecule food science activity

Or an insect that has amazing balance! Quite the formidable sight to any other smaller insects! Or viruses.

Simple grape and toothpick structure during a grape molecule food science activity

Dr. Isadora has a knack for geometry and created this fun pyramid molecule first.

Edible structure made from grapes and toothpicks. Grape molecule food science activity.

Which morphed into a multilevel creation. And ended up being a house for a grape “man”. I’ve tried to stay pretty neutral with gender stereotypes but this girl is maternal to the core!

Excited little boy during grape molecule food science activity

You know when you see this face you’ve scored a bunch of mom points! Love this grape molecule food science activity that works for kids of all ages. You can try this experiment and several more with a Mad Science Party of your own! Or just a super fun play date.

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Boy working on grape molecules in food science activity

Until next time my friend,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

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