Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds by Ann McCallum, illustrated by Leeza Hernandez shows kids how cooking is chemistry! Although some might say that my cooking and refrigerator are often accidental science experiments.
Eat Your Science Homework
We tried Invisible Ink Snack Pockets with my own gluten-free recipe substitution — which turned out to be not very tasty. However, the experiment worked — I just need to work on the GF recipe.
You’re supposed to learn about oxidation and pH scale in this cooking experiment. I have very little science background — in my tiny hometown, science wasn’t taught in elementary or middle school — and I’m afraid the book didn’t help my understanding. However, my 12-year old got it because she had a lot of background knowledge about this topic. I would think that if you’re actually trying to learn the science, you’d need supplementary materials.
Anyway, the idea is to make pizza pockets (pizza dough, cheese, etc.) but before you bake them, write with a sugar-baking soda paste mixture on the outside.
Bake and watch the writing appear!
Don’t these look weird? This is why I’m NOT a food blogger! 🙂
But, I like the idea of this book and there are some fun ideas such as popcorn balls, fingerprint cookies, and sedimentary pizza lasagna.