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Course description

While the other courses in the Edible Knowledge series are designed for ages 10 and up, Food Science: For Kids! is designed for children as young as 6.  Inlcudes 15 sections with fun experiments including Soft and Fresh to Stale and Old: Bread, Plus Egg Men Attack!, Fun with Cows and Whipping Cream!, Gluey, Gooey Gluten…in our Food?, Cream That’s Icey and Smooth…And Lumpy?!, and many more.  It is our hope at Beakers & Bricks that you will thoroughly enjoy learning about food science... 

Knowledge that is truly Edible! 

Course Outline

  • 1

    Background & Introduction

    • An Important Note from Dale

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Fun with Cows and Whipping Cream!

    • Procedures

  • 3

    Soft & Fresh to Stale & Old: Bread, Plus Egg Men Attack!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Video Procedures: Choosing Your Bread

    • Video Procedures: The Experiment, The First Day

    • While You're Waiting: Make Some Egg Men!

    • Procedures: 10 Days Later

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 4

    Corn Starch and Pudding, Really!

    • Procedures

  • 5

    Egg-Foam-Tastic!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Video Procedures: Making and Baking the Meringue

    • Video Procedures: Results

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 6

    Green Eggs That Spin!

    • Procedures

  • 7

    Huge Marshmallows!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Expanding the Marshmallow

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 8

    Cake for Dinner! (Ok, Maybe Not...)

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • The First Cake - Part 1, No Baking Powder

    • The Second Cake - Part 2, With Baking Powder

    • Evaluating the Cakes - Let's See How They Are Different!

    • Bonus! Icing and Dog Treats

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 9

    Gluey, Gooey Gluten...in our Food?

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need, plus the Recipe!

    • Written Procedures

    • Free Tip: Cleaning Your Counter

    • Mixing Dough - Part 1, Barely Mixed

    • Mixing Dough - Part 2, Lots of Kneading

    • Dough Rising and Into the Oven!

    • Tasting the Finished Loaves

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 10

    Bang Puffing!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Video Procedures: Product Evaluations

    • The Edible Knowledge, Part 1

    • The Edible Knowledge, Part 2

    • The Edible Knowledge, Part 3

    • The Edible Knowledge, Part 4

  • 11

    Fermentation is Everywhere!

    • Procedures

  • 12

    Eating Brown Apples? Yuck!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Preparing the Calcium Ascorbate Dispersion

    • Cutting and Treating the Apple, Observations

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 13

    Water is Active

    • Procedures

  • 14

    Have a Cow!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Preparing the Beef

    • Frying the Beef

    • Comparing: Fried vs the Oven!

    • The Edible Knowledge

  • 15

    Cream That's Icey and Smooth...and Lumpy?

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • Written Procedures

    • Video Procedures: Putting the Ingredients Together

    • Video Procedures: Freezing and Mixing

    • Video Procedures: Comparing the Mixed vs. Not Mixed

    • The Edible Knowledge

    • Bonus! How Home Ice Cream Makers Work

  • 16

    Hey! Pineapple is Eating my Jell-O®?!

    • Experiment Introduction and Background

    • The Things You Need

    • Written Procedures

    • Video Procedures: Preparing the Pineapple

    • Video Procedures: Making the gelatin dessert

    • Video Procedures: Results

    • The Edible Knowledge