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Simple STEM activities to do at home: making Jelly

Published: Apr 3, 2020 1 min read

Fran Dainty

Science CPD Lead

National STEM Learning Centre


Making jelly is a fun and easy way of identifying solids and liquids and exploring how things dissolve.

We separated the cubes of jelly and added them to a large bowl. Using a measuring jug we mixed one half warm water and the other half with cold water, we then waited for the jelly to dissolve.

I explained to Freya why having a large surface area will help the jelly dissolve quicker rather than putting it in whole, but what else could we do to make the jelly pieces dissolve quicker?… stirring it all up of course! We stirred the jelly and water mixture until it was fully dissolved. We then carefully poured the jelly into three moulds and then put in the fridge to set.

Freya said it was not very fair that mummy had a bigger portion but there are only so many battles you can win!

Why not make some jelly or try one of these 10 food-based activities at home?

Activity time: 15 minutes     
Freya’s rating: 9/10