Gluten and Balloons What Do They Have In Common?
Students examine the purpose of gluten in bread making and what type of flour is needed to make bread. They compare the properties of a balloon to bread dough to explain yeast fermentation. They make bread.
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Voluminous Veggies in the Math Garden
What do rectangular watermelons, the game of Battleship, and soil beds have in common? Explore the relationship between area and volume with an educational activity about gardening and geometry. Kids work in pairs to calculate the total...
5th Math CCSS: Designed
Investigating the Fungus among Us
What do you call a fungus that writes music? A decomposer! Here, young biologists explore fungus by tasting fungus (blue cheese) to creating art with fungus to playing a board game centered around, you got it, fungus. Surprise scholars...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Temperature Changes in Dissolving
Alia-Seltzer tablets cause a very obvious chemical change, but do they also cause a temperature change? Each class member explores hot/cold packs, discussing how these temperature changes occur. Groups then design and carry out their own...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed