Science and Food in the Classroom
These exciting workshops engage students of all ages and gets them thinking about where their food comes from, how it is made, and the chemical and physical reactions used to prepare them.
Empowering Students in Mind, Spirit, and Body
Learning the connections between science, food, and our bodies, empowers students with valuable tools to make better food choices.
They are amazed when they learn how they can use science knowledge from the classroom to easily prepare simple delicious foods every day.
Once students have connected science standards to all their senses through developing recipes, preparing, and cooking foods, their comprehension and retention are substantially increased. And they are equipped with tools they can use for a lifetime!
Terminology and a few of the key concepts explored in our workshops:
- acids and bases and how they react
- emulsions, hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties and how to use them
- chemical and physical bonds and surfactants
- solutions and mixtures
- hydrocolloids – so much fun!
- how chemicals react to each other (edible chemicals)
- colloids and coagulations
- how heat produces chemical and physical changes
- maillard reaction
- so much more!!!
Students learn basic food safety and techniques they can use at home in addition to scientific principles through making their own food right in the workshop!
A little Sampling of our foods made with science!
These workshops are near to my heart. They combine many of my favorite things.
As a roster member for the SC Arts Commission, I have worked in the classroom since my own grown kids were small. It is pure joy to use this teaching art platform to integrate the science and art of cooking with academic standards.
I hold a degree in culinary arts and sciences as well as certification in Sports and Health Nutrition.
Charleston, SC Area
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For pricing and availability, please contact me using this form!
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing
- Albert Einstein