Turn Cooking Into Science Class
Now obviously the master chefs on the show might have used a few more techniques and tools that you wouldn’t do at home. That doesn’t mean you and your kids still can’t learn about science while you are cooking. You can also adjust the lesson based on the level of your kids.
- Mixtures, compounds, emulsions: Find different recipes to show these principals. Kids can see that some can be separated but others cannot once they are put together. Ideas would be making trail mix, a cake mix, salad dressing, etc.
- Yeast is a topic all on its own. Show live yeast vs. inactive yeast. Make different breads that are more and less dense. Feed the yeasts, etc.
- Make some homemade rock candy to show crystal structure
Don’t sell yourself short that you can’t teach science either. It is ok if you do not know the science behind it yourself yet either, just learn right along with the kids.
Do you have any ideas for learning science through cooking?