Science & Nature

Food Science: How to Make Edible Juice Bottles and Popping Boba

In this one-time course learners will use molecular gastronomy to make edible juice bottles and popping boba.
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60 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 29

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 11pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
5 learners enrolled

Sat Jun 4

Meet once (1 day)
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
5 learners enrolled

Wed Jul 6

Meet once (1 day)
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sat Jul 9

Meet once (1 day)
6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Class Experience

Students will improve their knowledge in molecular gastronomy:
- what is a colloid?
- what is sodium alginate?
- why is sodium alginate required for this reaction to work?

Students will also use skills of measurement, operational steps, and critical thinking
CALCIUM LATATE POWDER (you will need 9 grams or 2.5 tsp in total) you can substitute this with calcium chloride or calcium lactate glutanate
SODIUM ALGINATE powder (you will need 1 gram or 1/2 tsp)
WATER (filtered tastes best, but tap is fine)
BLENDER (can use a whisk if you do not have a blender)
1 MEDIUM BOWL (should be able to fit 2 cups (500 mL) of liquid)
2 SMALL BOWLS (should be able to fit 1 cup (250 mL) of liquid in each)
tablespoon and teaspoon MEASURING SPOONS
SYRINGE  (the size (diameter) of the syringe tip is the size the boba will be)
  - I use a 20 cc syringe (no needle)
  - You could also use a straw, baster, squeeze bottle, or a spoon
A FLAVORING for the boba
   - no pineapple juice, lemonade, coffee, or orange juice
   - I find that shaved ice syrups, soda, mango juice (less than 2% Calcium), and capri sun all work well (these are not the only flavorings that work though - you can feel free to message me if you have any questions regarding the flavoring you would like to use.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Supervision may be required with an immersion blender.


Lives in the United States
Scientist who is enthusiastic about STEM
1457 total reviews
1107 completed classes

About Me

Hello! am a scientist and adventurer. I have a Masters degree in Animal Science with minors in Chemistry and Fish & Wildlife. I started my journey investigating sheep and goats, went on to study shrimp and zooplankton, and have many years of... 
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