Be A Pasta Food Scientist

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In this activity, learners of all ages can become food scientists by experimenting with flour and water to make basic pasta. Learners will ask questions and make predictions, use a basic recipe (conduct experiment), make observations, and revise and retest as needed. Activity includes visual supports with step-by-step instructions and photos.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Measuring cup
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Cooking pot
  • Stovetop or burner
  • Colander or slotted spoon
  • Plate


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


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  • Discovery At Home


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