Baking Rocks! Exploring Earth Science with Cake

Learning science can be sweet! Experience three mini earth science experiments and learn about meteorites, fossils, and volcanoes. You'll use common ingredients to make your cake, then add "meteorites," create "dinosaur" tracks, and simulate lava flow.

Cartoon of an erupting volcano with a trilobite fossil outline in the dirt nearby

1. Get the instructions

Bake the basic cake and try one or more of the experiments.

2. Watch the video

Join museum educator Nick VanAcker as he bakes a fun lava cake.

3. Share your experience

Show us your results - quickly, before they're eaten! #MSUMuseum

Lava cake with chocolate sauce flowing from center onto plate

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