Shake Before Use - Experiment

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Some cakes have whipped cream as topping. This kind of cream is usually quite firm. You can also buy liquid cream in the supermarket. What happens if you shake this?


  • 125 ml liquid unwhipped cream
  • jar with lid
  • 15 minutes

Step by step

  • Step 1. remove the lid from the jar
  • Step 2. put the cream in the jar
  • Step 3. put the lid back on the jar
  • Question 1. What do you think that will happen, when you shake the jar?
  • Step 4. shake the jar fast for several minutes
  • Question 2. What has happened?
  • Question 3. Why do you think that this happened?