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The Science of Thanksgiving Dinner!

November 22nd, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, November 22, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various

(See below.)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Visit the following websites and amaze your Thanksgiving dinner guests with scientific knowledge of the chemical composition and scientific aspects of the feast!

How Pop-Up Turkey Timers Work

How does this little device imitate a thermometer?
 
Everyday Mysteries: Sweet Potato or Yam?

Learn the scientific difference between a sweet potato and a yam.
 
WKSU: The Chemistry of Thanksgiving Dinner

Listen to 3-minute audio clip in which professors talk about proteins, peptides, alkenes, amino acids, tryptophan and more. Discover the chemistry and molecular structure lurking in your Thanksgiving dinner.
 
The Chemical Make-Up of a Potato

Discover the chemical content and nutritional value of a potato. Do green potatoes really contain a deadly toxin?
 
The Science of Cranberry Sauce

Find out why cranberry sauces that use the same ingredients produce different results. Why does one become a gelatin?

The Science of Thanksgiving Dinner!

November 15th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, November 15, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Visit the following websites and amaze your Thanksgiving dinner guests with scientific
knowledge of the chemical composition and scientific aspects of the feast!

Recommended Websites:
Science of Thanksgiving Dinner
(See Below)

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision)

Exploratorium Video: The Science of Cooking Turkey
In this one-hour video production a food expert explains the science behind cooking a turkey. What’s with the dark meat and light meat on a turkey? Learn how to be sure your turkey is thoroughly cooked. Is stuffing really a good idea?  How do you make the skin golden?

How Pop-Up Turkey Timers Work
How does this little device imitate a thermometer?

Everyday Mysteries: Sweet Potato or Yam?
Learn the scientific difference between a sweet potato and a yam.

NPR: The Chemistry of Thanksgiving Dinner
Listen to 2-minute excerpt from an NPR broadcast in which professors talk about proteins, peptides, alkenes, amino acids, tryptophan and more. Discover the chemistry and molecular structure lurking in your Thanksgiving dinner.

The Chemical Make-Up of a Potato
Discover the chemical content and nutritional value of a potato. Do green potatoes really contain a deadly toxin?

The Science of Cranberry Sauce
Find out why cranberry sauces that use the same ingredients produce different results. Why does one become a gelatin?

Punkin Chunkin
On Thanksgiving, pumpkins are on the menu and part of the décor. This year, invite your guests to try “punkin chunkin” – tossing a pumpkin as far as they can. The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association is a nonprofit that raises money to benefit youth. Their annual pumpkin-launching event encourages entrants to use their science and engineering skills in a competitive quest for hurling a pumpkin the furthest distance. At this website you can read all about it, watch video footage of the 2011 event, and discover some of the science behind punkin chunkin.

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