Bake Ice Cream in Your Oven

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In this a hands-on activity, learners explore how to put ice cream in an oven without it melting. Ideas in this activity include insulation and cooking. This activity uses low cost materials and is great to do at home. Activity includes a step by step guide and a "what's happening" section.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • A large cookie
  • 1 cup (250 ml) ice cream
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Oven mitts


  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
      • Heat Transfer

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access