National Informal STEM Education Network: Gum and Chocolate

In this activity, learners practice observation and prediction skills as they experience an interesting chemical reaction in their mouths by chewing chocolate and gum at the same time.

Gum and Chocolate is a fun (and gross!) activity in which participants can experience a chemical reaction in their mouths.

This activity involves real gum and real chocolate, which could conflict with your organization’s policies around food, allergens, or chokeables, so you may want to use the activity¬†only¬†for facilitator training purposes, or at a closely monitored table at your event.


Science Topics
Chemistry, Food Science
Early Childhood, K-6
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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