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Homemade Butter


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Homemade Butter

In this activity, learners will turn cream and salt into butter—using marbles. Learners will explore how shaking up fat globules help them create homemade butter. This activity uses low cost materials and be done at home. Activity includes step-by-step instructions.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Marbles (appx. 6 – 7)
  • Plastic container with tight lid (screw-top is best!)
  • Strainer or dishtowel

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

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