Activities in this lesson 1. Kitchen Utensils Video 2. Kitchen Utensils Scavenger Hunt 3. Solutions Lab 4. Emulsification Video Experiment Demos
Welcome to our CART summer academy program! Wondering if kitchen science is right for you? Check out the video below to learn more about what kitchen science is
New to the kitchen? No problem! Start by watching the “Kitchen Utensils” video provided. In this video you will learn the terminology and how to use various tools in the kitchen correctly while also learning how to make some delicious chocolate chips cookies! This lesson will help you be more comfortable with upcoming lessons that will use the tools covered in the video.
Now that you’ve seen the tools at work, it’s time to hunt down the items in your own kitchen! Use the provided handout to go on a kitchen scavenger hunt to see what utensils you have. Test your knowledge by quizzing yourself on the uses of the various utensils and then try to sort your collected items by common uses.
Let’s get to using those utensils to complete some fun at-home science experiments! Start by completing the Kool-aid mixtures experiment that will allow you to test how different factors, such as temperature, affect the rate at which drink powders will dissolve. But first, learn more about the science of solutions in the video below
Finally, watch the emulsification video to learn more about the science of emulsification. In the video you will be guided through 3 different mini-experiments including using dish soap and egg yolks as emulsifiers as well as completing a colorful experiment with milk!