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Chase’s Crazy Canola Science Experiment

Ultimate Brain-Build-A-Thon Challenge!

About this Experiment

Simple materials and designs are sometimes the best building supplies and techniques for various projects.

In this next set of activities, challenge yourself to see what you can design and build!

You will have to make one to two batches of sugar cookies and an icing of your choice. You will then use the cookies and icing somehow in all of your designs.


Ingredients for Sugar Cookies:

  • ²/³ cup sugar (150 mL)
  • ½ cup canola oil (125 mL)
  • 2 tsp vanilla (10 mL)
  • 2 eggs (2)
  • 2½ cups flour (625 mL)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (10 mL)
  • ½ tsp salt (2 mL)
  • 1-3 Tbsp (45 mL) of milk (optional)

Other Materials for Build-A-Thon Challenge:

  • Bag of mini marshmallows
  • 20 toothpicks
  • 1 toy car
  • 1 sheet of legal paper (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • 1 paper clip
  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • Assorted washed and sanitized coins
  • Scissors
  • 2-3 metres of tape (masking tape or scotch tape would be fine)
  • 30 cm ruler
  • Icing of your choice that hardens

This experiment can also be found in It All Begins With The Seed (pg. 55)

Related Educational Resources

Berry Playdough

Did you know, you can create something magical with berries you may find on a nature walk? Check out this canola infused berry craft.

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