Science is Fun Dessert

Science.

It’s fun.

Today I’ve got a dessert that you can make with your kids that’ll help illustrate some cool science stuff in the process.

Sound good?

Cool beans.

Okay, before I go any further, I just want to say that I am no soil expert. For more information on soil, check out this website.

Or if you have about half an hour to spare, watch this video by one of my fave scientists, Bill Nye The Science Guy.

Love that guy. He’s so great at showing kids that science can be fun. And he wears bow ties.

Bow ties are cool.

What kinds of science activities do you like to do with your kids? 

Science is Fun Dessert

{Learning About Soil Layers}*

Ingredients

1 box (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding

1 box (3.9 oz) instant vanilla pudding

4 cups milk, chilled

20 vanilla wafer cookies

¾ cup crème filled chocolate sandwich cookie (such as Oreos) crumbs

1 package candy mushrooms or candy worms

Directions

  1. In a large bowl add chocolate pudding mix and 2 cups of milk. In another large bowl add vanilla pudding mix and 2 cups of milk.  Whisk both puddings thoroughly for a couple of minutes. Let set for about 5 minutes.
  2. After pudding has set, scoop ⅔ cup each of chocolate and vanilla pudding into a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. In a 8x8x2 inch pan, lay the vanilla wafer cookies evenly along the bottom.
  4. Spread the vanilla pudding evenly over the vanilla wafer cookies. Repeat with the vanilla & chocolate pudding mixture and then the chocolate pudding.
  5. Sprinkle the cookie crumbs over the pudding.
  6. Top with candy mushrooms or candy worms.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.

 

*{Learning About Soil Layers}

Vanilla wafers = bedrock
Vanilla pudding = Weathered rock fragments /parent material (little or no plant/animal life)
Vanilla & chocolate pudding mixture = subsoil (poor in organic matter & rich in minerals)
Chocolate pudding = topsoil (rich in organic matter & minerals)
Cookie crumbs & candy mushrooms or worms= organic matter (plants & bugs)

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