Last Saturday, Mike and the kids decided to make some Jello, from a box. They opened it, and were surprised to see how white the mix for the peach-flavored jello was, compared to the orange picture on the box. Then they mixed it with hot water, and saw how the sugar and gelatin dissolved in the water – and how the orange color showed up once it was mixed with water. And once it was cooled in the fridge, they got to see it solidified, and tasted the sweetness of the sugar. So much learning in a treat!
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
9 thoughts on “Learning Laboratory: Jello”
I once suggested that we make Jello, but Jessica gagged at the mere thought of it. I suppose I must stick to baking. :) Now, we HAVE had a lot of fun with royal icing and Wilton icing colours.
I never would have thought to make this into learning–super idea!!
Cute picture of the kids all huddled around the jell-o dish too.
I had forgotten the wonder of the jello colour change… and it’s so tasty, too!
Making a jello is on our “to do list” too. And I hope you will win in the contest – the picture is awesome!
What an awesome learning opportunity!
That reminds me – I need to make some Jello soon! ;-)
Oh, I remember being surprised at the color change when I was a kid too! So much fun learning going on at your house. :-)
Fun to eat too!
Jello is so much fun too!
I hadn’t thought about it, but a lot of the jello mixes are rather white.
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