Taste Test: Philadelphia middle schoolers explore the science of food

PHILADELPHIA-(August 9, 2017)-We usually teach kids not to play with their food. But this summer, 28 Philadelphia middle-schoolers dove, hands-on, into the complex world of molecular gastronomy to create bubbles out of grape juice and turn fruit into spaghetti.

The University City Science Center‘s FirstHand program works to spark interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) disciplines among Philadelphia youth from under-resourced schools. Taste Test, the initiative’s summer iteration, asked students to alter one variable (taste, temperature, texture, smell, color, sound) at a time of a common food to see how it changed the tasting experience. Click here to read more.

Via Keystone Edge