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Cake by Conduction
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In this demonstration, cook a cake using the heat produced when the cake batter conducts an electric current. Because of safety concerns, this activity should be conducted as a demonstration only and learners should be kept at a safe distance.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Don Rathjen
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
10/31/2005
Geodesic Gumdrops
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This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to ideas about "stretching and squashing"--that is, about tension and compression.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Ellen Klages
Linda Shore
Pat Murphy
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/07/1998
Goodness Gracious! Great Balls of Gluten!
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This is an activity about a very important ingredient in most baked goods - gluten! Why is gluten so important? Without it, there would be nothing to hold the gas that makes bread rise. Learners will experiment with different types of flour to get a feel for gluten, and discover why using different flours can lead to such different results in the kitchen.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Don Rathjen
Exploratorium
National Science Foundation
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
10/31/2012
The Human Ecology Collection
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The Human Ecology Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to human ecology.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Date Added:
07/05/2013
Kitchen Humanities: Chow Mein
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In this 8th grade humanities lesson, students stir-fry vegetables to prepare Vegetable Chow Mein. Using the same produce as the roasted vegetable lesson students further explore how cooking methods and seasonings flavor ingredients.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Fall Roasted Vegetables with Sauces
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In this 8th grade humanities lesson, students roast fall vegetables and explore how roasting enhances flavor through caramelization. Students eat the roasted vegetables with a Middle Eastern Chermoula sauce and lavash.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Quick Tomato Dinner
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In this 8th grade humanities lesson, students prepare Quick Tomato Dinner while refining their tasting skills. Students use sensory vocabulary to make observations about the ingredients in the recipe before, during, and after cooking.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Red Bean Stew
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In this 7th grade humanities lesson, students prepare Red Bean Stew. This lesson is the first 7th grade lesson of the year and provides students the opportunity to practice skills from 6th grade and prepare for their 7th grade kitchen experience.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Silk Road III - Fresh Pasta with Fresh Herbs
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In this 6th grade humanities lesson, students prepare fresh pasta with Gremolata as they study the exchange of ideas, goods, and foods between Rome and other regions along the Silk Road. This is the third of four Silk Road lessons.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Silk Road II - Indian Vegetable Curry
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In this 6th grade humanities lesson, students prepare Vegetable Curry as they study the ideas, goods, and foods that India shared with other regions along the Silk Road. This is the second of four Silk Road lessons.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Silk Road I - Steamed Dumplings
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In this 6th grade humanities lesson, students prepare Steamed Dumplings as they study the exchange of ideas, goods, and foods between China and other regions during the Han dynasty. This is the first of four Silk Road lessons.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Humanities: Tortilla Platter
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In this 7th grade humanities lesson, students prepare tortillas, pico de gallo, and tomatillo salsa after learning about the different agricultural techniques developed by the Mayan, Aztec and Inca civilizations.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Kitchen Science: Soft Pretzels – Chemical Reactions: Biological Leaveners in Baking
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In this 8th grade science lesson, students prepare Soft Pretzels. While the pretzels bake in the oven, students activate yeast and observe the production of carbon dioxide, which causes the Soft Pretzels to rise.

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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Kitchen Science: Whole Wheat Soda Bread with Butter and Chai – Chemical Reactions: Chemical Leaveners in Baking
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In this 8th grade science lesson, students prepare Whole Wheat Soda Bread with fresh churned butter and Chai. While the bread bakes in the oven, students experiment with chemical leaveners and observe the chemical reaction that causes the Whole Wheat Soda Bread to rise.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Making Regolith
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In this activity, learners use food to make simulated regolith (a fine dust that covers the moon) and observe its properties. This activity can be enhanced by sharing the "Health Hazards of Lunar Dust" Podcast with learners (see related resource link). This resource includes background information, instructions, resources and handouts for learners.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
Date Added:
01/02/2013
Pickle Lab
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In this online activity, learners experience the thrill of pickle making, and explore how a cucumber becomes a pickle. In this "virtual kitchen," leaners discover that pickling takes practice to determine the best recipe (or conditions) for pickling cucumbers. These conditions include room temperature and amount of salt. Use this activity to help learners explore the science of cooking.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/07/2012
Sink or Swim?
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Learners observe a tank of water containing cans of diet and regular sodas. The diet sodas float and the regular sodas sink. All the cans contain the same amount of liquid and the same amount of air. However, the sugar in regular sodas makes them denser than water so they sink. This is written as an exhibit, but can easily be adapted to become a demonstration or hands-on activity.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE):SMILE Pathway\: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Date Added:
11/08/2001
Taste and evolve: Ayako Suwa at TEDxTokyo
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Ayako Suwa is intent on spreading a new concept of food that evades labels such as gourmet and nutritional. She believes that to eat is to live, but we must taste to truly evolve, and those tastes include happiness, regret, anger and more.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Talks
Date Added:
03/21/2014
Yeast-Air Balloons
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In this activity, learners make a yeast-air balloon to get a better idea of what yeast can do. Learners discover that the purpose of leaveners like yeast is to produce the gas that makes bread rise. Learners discover that as yeast feeds on sugar, it produces carbon dioxide which slowly fills the balloon.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
National Science Foundation
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/07/2012