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Science and Cooking: Baked Alaska

Written by Jacqui on September 5th, 2017.      0 comments

Learn about thermal insulation through delicious baking!

This classic dessert involves the seemingly impossible combo of hot and cold, of fire and ice (cream)! Find out how to make your own in the classroom or at home for a tasty demonstration in the physics of heat transfer and thermal insulation!

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Baked Alaska with a slice cut out on a white plate and a silver fork, chocolate ice cream, yellow cake and white meringue are visible
Science + dessert!


Beyond the volcano: vinegar and bicarb soda experiments for the classroom!

Written by Jacqui on May 21st, 2017.      0 comments

What else can you teach with vinegar and bicarb soda?

Got some vinegar and bicarbonate soda leftover from making a volcano? Need a quick and easy science experiment or demonstration to do with your students, using only what you've got in the pantry? We've compiled a list of fun stuff you can do with these two common ingredients, and the science you could be teaching with them!

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Boy pouring bicarbonate soda mix into volcano
Twists on this classic science experiment!


Science Lessons from Masterchef

Written by Holly Kershaw on July 31st, 2011.      0 comments

Who said that all reality television is complete rubbish?

Sunday night’s Masterchef challenge contained some serious lessons about the importance of the scientific method. The challenge was to invent a recipe, and write it so that somebody following it to the letter could reproduce it perfectly. 

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Cooking a science challenge?
Teaching Topics: cooking, edchat, education, outreach , STEM, teaching

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