It’s Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 3-18 (Grades K3-12, with parental supervision)
Today is Pancake Day! Pancake Day is also known as “Shrove Tuesday” among some religions. It is the day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 days of penance, prayer, and fasting that precedes Easter. Traditionally, people abstained from eating eggs and fats during Lent, and pancakes were the perfect way of using up those ingredients before Lent began. Pancake Day is also known as “Mardi Gras” which is French for “Fat Tuesday.”
We thought it would be fun to celebrate with some Pancake Science for a variety of ages and abilities.
This website offers a fun activity with pancakes that helps students understand how metamorphic rocks form. Before you do this, you might want to learn a little about metamorphic rocks. You’ll find good info here.
The Exploratorium Museum offers this website with a recipe for Ethiopian pancakes called “injera.” It also offers a scientific explanation for the formation of bubbles in pancakes as they cook.
This site offers a scientific answer to the question, “Why are pancakes round?”
This site offers the science behind burnt or unevenly cooked pancakes.
Have fun learning about Science through pancakes!