Steve Spangler Science: Marshmallow Masher

Learn how marshmallows reveal a powerful property of air when exposed to an air pressure test.

Marshmallows are a tasty, fluffy staple of summertime s’mores, campouts, and backyard barbecues. There really isn’t very much to them, either. The scientific way to see what really fills a marshmallow is to put it to the Marshmallow Masher test. You use a property of air to demonstrate what’s really on the inside of those roasted ‘mallows you make around a campfire. It’s not all sugar.


Food Science, Pressure
K-6

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