Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Christmas Cookie History & More

December 13th, 2018

 

It’s Thursday, December 13, 2018, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Christmas Cookie Curriculum

(whatscookingamerica.net/History/CookieHistory.htm)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Christmas cookies are a staple of the holiday season. Learn a fascinating account of the history of cookies from the 7th Century to modern times.

Read the history of all kinds of cookies: 

  • Anzac Biscuits
  • Biscotti
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Fig Newtons
  • Fortune Cookies
  • Macaroons
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • and more.

It includes recipes too!

And here are more sites – see how many subjects you can incorporate into the act of baking cookies!

Christmas-Cookies.com:

Christmas Cookie Recipes from Around the World

Find Christmas cookie recipes from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United States of America, and Yugoslavia! Ask your children to find the country of origin of each type of cookie you bake on a globe or map.

The Food Timeline: Christmas food history

Discover a variety of Christmas food traditions, including the baking of cookies, with this timeline featuring information, quotes and recipes from a variety of resources.

The Science Spot: Case #1225: Case of the Christmas Cookie Mystery (Note: Geared for middle school and up.)

Get A FREE, downloadable and printable chemistry lesson themed around Christmas cookies. You’ll also find the printable teacher’s classroom instructions here.

Welcome to the Family Table: Free Elementary Math Worksheets: Munchable Math-Christmas Cookies

Elementary students will enjoy these colorful downloadable PDF math sheets for practicing adding and subtracting 3’s.

Left Brain Craft Brain: Tangram Christmas Cookies

Make math yummy and fun with these wonderful tangram Christmas Cookies. Includes all recipes and instructions for making these simple, buttery confections as well as a downloadable printable template for cutting the dough for your tangram and more.

Family Education: Free, Printable Christmas Cookie E-Book

This website offers a FREE, downloadable and printable E-Book of easy-to-make Holiday Cookie recipes.

Ice Cream Science

July 24th, 2018

 

It’s Tuesday, July 24, 2018, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ice Cream Science

(www.thoughtco.com/how-to-make-ice-cream-in-a-bag-602195)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. We thought it might be fun to learn science through ice cream!

At this website you will find instructions for a science experiment for making ice cream in a baggie. In addition to the recipe, learn the science involved in making ice cream including: What is the freezing point depression? And why do we add salt to the ice?

Want more ice cream science? You’ll get it from Professor Goff, Ph.D. with the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His site offers the history of ice cream, the composition of ice cream, the structure of ice cream with emulsions and foams, and more!

Also, Get the Scoop on Baking Ice Cream! Did you know you can bake ice cream? Using egg whites as an insulator helps. Find out all about it at this website!

Candy Science Experiments!

July 18th, 2017

 

It’s Tuesday, July 18, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Candy Experiments

(www.candyexperiments.com/p/experiments.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website was created by a mom who is a writer with a science background and her inquisitive daughter. Together they’ve developed an incredible archive of free science experiments you can conduct with candy

As explained at the website, this all began when her daughter asked a life-changing question: “What would happen if I put these Nerds in water?”
  
That first candy experiment led to many with results like these: “Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of candy experiments. Click on any one and a new page opens with a list of materials needed and instructions on how to conduct the experiment. Try: 

  • Acid Test
  • Chocolate Bloom
  • Color Separation
  • Lifesaver Lights
  • Oil Test
  • ~And Many More!

Under “Resources” at the top of the page, access Printables and Websites to read blog entries, find links to articles about candy, and lots of other fun stuff.

Ice Cream Science

July 29th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various – see below

Age Range: All (Children, with parental supervision)


Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. We thought it might be fun to learn science through ice cream!

  • Chemistry.About.com At this website you will find instructions for a science experiment for making ice cream in a baggie. In addition to the recipe, learn the science involved in making ice cream including:
    • Why do we add salt to the ice?
    • Why do we shake the mixture?
    • What is the freezing point depression? 

 

 

 

  • Ice cream themed learning activities. This is not science but this site offers ice cream themed Literacy and Math activities – you’ll also find ideas for ice cream themed games!

 

Pancake Math!

March 3rd, 2014

 

It’s Monday, March 3, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Websites:

 

See below.

 

Age Range: 3-18 (Grades K3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Pancake Math!

 

Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day throughout the world!

 

Here are some websites that offer pancake-themed Math lessons….

 

Preschool Pancake Math:

 

Pancake Geometry

 

At this site you will find a suggestion for how to use pancakes to teach geometric shapes to little ones.

 

Pancake Curriculum!

 

Find all kinds of pancake-themed activities and lessons that teach while they entertain!

 

Elementary Grades Pancake Math:

 

AuntJemima.com

 

At the Aunt Jemima website you can scroll down to the title “Pancake Math” to find out how to use information on a pancake mix box to teach your kids about multiplication, addition, measurement, and every other principle of math all while they’re enjoying a pancake breakfast.

 

Pancake Recipe Math

 

Practice counting, measuring, estimating, charting, averaging and more all while baking some delicious pancakes for Grandma!

 

Upper Elementary Grades and Beyond:

 

Flipping Pancakes Math

 

At this website you’ll see a number of “pancakes” all of different sizes, stacked on top of each other. Your job is to arrange the pancakes according to their size with the biggest at the bottom. Click a pancake and your flipper “goes under that pancake” and flips the whole stack above the flipper.

 

Pancake Sorting

 

This pancake sorting problem asks how many “prefix reversals” are sufficient to sort an arbitrary stack of pancakes.

 

Just For Fun!

 

Is the state of Kansas as flat as a pancake? Go to the website of Improbable Research and find out how to combine math and science to find the answer!

Virtual Tour of Oyster Cracker Factory!

November 30th, 2012

Hi! It’s Friday, November 30, 2012 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Westminster Crackers

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

Many thanks to ClickScholar Theresa for recommending this virtual field trip to the Westminster Bakers Company to see how oyster crackers are made.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and two options:

1) Video – Click on this item to watch a terrific 3-minute video of the entire cracker manufacturing process that includes dough mixing, cracker cutting, baking, and packaging.

2) Virtual Tour – This says it’s a “virtual tour” of the manufacturing process, but it’s really random photographs of the baking line, cooling process, box making, pallet making, shipping, etc. The real “virtual tour” is the video – so be sure to watch it.

While you’re at the site, you can read the history of the Westminster Bakers company and find out where to purchase their tasty crackers.

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