Chemistry of Thanksgiving Food
The food on the Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to just be a tasty meal—it can teach us chemistry too. Read and experiment with your Thanksgiving meal.
- Thanksgiving Table Tricks at Steve Spangler Science
Entertain the kids around your Thanksgiving table with some of these fun table tricks.
- Re-Use the Turkey Thermometer
Ever wondered if you could reuse that red pop-up button thermometer again? Here's your chance to find out!
- From Sauce to Solid: The Science of Cranberry Condiments
Try out different consistencies of cranberry sauce, all in the name of science.
- Thanksgiving Experiments
Potatoes, wishbones & indigestion don't sound like a fun Thanksgiving, but they are part of some fun experiments!
- Bend a Bone with Vinegar
Bones normally snap in two like the wishbone. Can you make the bone bend, instead of break?
- Marshmallow Man
Use any leftover marshmallows to create a statue, the put it in a glass bell jar with a vacuum pump and see what happens to your marshmallow man.
- Fried Green Egg Food Science Project
Be like Sam-I-am this holiday and eat green eggs ham!
- How to Make a Fruit Battery
Amaze your friends and family this holiday by turning on a light bulb with a citrus fruit.
- Potato Clock
Power a clock with a potato.
- The Great Thanksgiving Chemistry Debates
This year around the table, why not discuss the chemistry behind your favorite holiday foods.
- Thanksgiving Meals: Cooking with Chemistry
Browner turkeys and perfect pies sound delicious! Chemistry plus a couple of recipes to try out this holiday.
- Talkin’ Turkey
Falling asleep after eating all that turkey? Find out if tryptophan is just a myth.
- Timing the Perfect Turkey
How long does it take to roast the perfect turkey? Consider the temperature, pans, and more beforehand.
- Does Eating Turkey Make You Sleepy?
L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is the culprit for you falling asleep after Thanksgiving dinner, right?
- Turkey Day Chemistry in the Kitchen
Use science to create the perfect Thanksgiving meal from the turkey to the mashed potatoes to the pie for dessert.
- The Rest Is Gravy
The Science Behind Thickening Gravy
- Food Dehydration Technology
Instant mashed potatoes are a staple in some households. Learn how these potatoes became a National Historic Chemical Landmark.
- Food Chemistry Quiz
How much do you know about food chemistry?