I think that it's a generally accepted fact that if you can craft something out of food, your children will remember it.
Or, maybe that generally accepted fact is that calories don't count if they are educational.
Something like that. One of those must be true.
Science week 3 is tell me some parts of an animal cell. Armed with my debit card, and the need to fill up my tank of gas, and the desire to burn an afternoon, I picked up several kinds of candy, and when we got home, I had my oldest make brownies as a reading comprehension exercise. (That means he reads and follows the directions and I sit and try to keep my mouth shut unless he's read a fraction incorrectly and is about to put "1 or 2 cups of oil" instead of 1/2 cup of oil).