Cooking with Chemistry

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Use class time to perfect your hollandaise sauce with a chemistry lesson. It includes two activities to teach about immiscible liquids, emulsifiers, and creating a stable homogenous mixture. Young scientists first mix liquids in a bottle, and then stir it up in the kitchen to make hollandaise sauce. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Coordinate this lesson with the family and consumer science and chemistry instructors
  • Combine classes with others to do a joint experiment
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any food allergies
  • Requires one stove or hot plate for each person

  • Cross-curricular connection with other aspects of chemistry
  • Includes discussion questions and extension ideas

  • None
Common Core