No, we aren’t talking about the boogie man or the swamp monster, we are talking about yeast. Today you will get to do TWO activities with yeast: a cooking and a science activity! But before we get started, you need to learn a little about yeast.
How bread is made– Primary (K-2)
The Grain Chain: Yeast & Gluten– Intermediate (3-5)
Yeast under a microscope– Primary & Intermediate (so neat!)
Like I mentioned, today we are doing TWO activities! You’ve had a chance to learn about and take a close-up look at yeast. Now it’s time to use it. First we are going to do an experiment with it, and second we will do a simply cooking baking recipe with it!
Materials for Science: about 2tsp of yeast, water, spoonful of sugar, 3 ziplock bags
Materials for Baking: 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 1/4 tsp yeast, warm water, bowl, mixing spoon, baking sheet, PAM, kosher salt
It’s Alive, Part 1
It’s Alive, Part 2
If your kids enjoyed this science/cooking combo activity, they’d love our The Kitchen Chemist with Club SciKidz camp (ages 6-8). The camp is offered through Howard County Rec & Parks and is held the week of July 20th and August 17th. The course # is: RP1824. Click here to register.
Philly Pretzel Factory (Primary & Intermediate)
Now that you’ve made your own pretzels, take a tour of the pretzel factory and see how they make them.