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Cookie Chemistry Lab
Learn the science of making cookies as you experiment with how to change the variable to examine the results. You will also learn some practices that go on inside a real lab that you will see while baking and analyzing your results. You will find what cookie tastes best and the reason its your favorite choice. The kitchen is your lab and it’s exciting and new! Once you have learned and mastered each experiment you will know that you’re a smart cookie!
I have always taught my children how to cook and even the grand kids. Kids love to help out in the kitchen. Now you can make it a chemistry lesson. You will help them observe the chemical and physical changes that happen when you change an ingredient. The independent variable is the variable that gets changed on purpose and the dependent variable is the variable that changes in response to the independent variable. In this experiment the independent variable is the type of fat used, and the dependent variable is the texture, spread, and taste of the cookie.
They have a recipe that you follow except you change the fat that is used in the recipe. You will use butter, melted shortening and margarine.
So now once you are done the kids will need to do an analysis of the 3 different cookies. With the help of the chart in the directions they will look at 3 different things about each batch of cookies, or the dependent variable, texture, spread, and taste of the cookie. Then they will come to their conclusion, which one is the best.
This helps kids learn and truly understand about independent and dependent variable and how their roles play in an experiment. They will also learn how to analyze each experiment, follow proper procedures, properly record results according to the theory, and make precise and accurate measurements.
You can also have them hypothesis what the outcome will be at the beginning. Then discuss how it was different or was not different from what they thought. Maybe do this on the 2nd or 3rd experiment. Desiree is learning this in her classroom now so if you can give them a head start and make for sure they truly understand this will help them so much in the long run – plus they are having fun.
Each kit includes three experiments, three recipe cards, three science inspired cookie cutters, three decorating stencils, a set of measuring spoons, spatula, apron and a bonus temporary tattoo! The cookie making chemistry science kit makes a great gift!
The Cookie Chemistry Lab Cookie Making Kit Teaches Basics of Chemistry Features:
Teaches children the science behind cookie making
Includes three experiments, along with baking and decorating tools and instruction
Includes Bonus temporary tattoo!
This kit is really unique and a fun way to get your children talking about chemistry and not hating it. There is a lot more to their instructions that you can discuss so children will have a great start to loving chemistry.
Even if you already cook with your kids this will be a great way to change it up a little and make them think while they are baking. I really love this idea and it has easy to follow directions so that you do not have to remember your chemistry from years ago.
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I received this product to give my honest opinion. Would you do this with your child or grandchild?