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In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers and Angela Schipper explore aspects of kitchen science. They discuss how kitchen science can be used to deepen students’ understanding of science in everyday contexts and demonstrate how simple kitchen ingredients and equipment can be utilised to excite and engage students in science learning.

Nice thing about kitchen science is that kids can find these things and replicate these experiments at home.

Teacher

This session will be useful for primary, intermediate and junior secondary school teachers.

Click on the links above to view the video of this professional development session and the PowerPoint presentation.

Topic

Slide number(s)

Video timecode

Introduction, welcome and purpose of the webinar

1–2

00:00

Simple science activities

3–4

00:53

Fostering students’ thinking

5

07:47

Making ice cream

6–9

09:43

Making a solar oven

10–14

30:57

Carbon dioxide

15–18

37:31

Curriculum connections

19–20

44:05

Supporting resources

21

45:00

Reflection

22

46:35

Contact details and thanks

23

46:47

Thank you. I am looking forward to exploring some of these ideas.

Teacher

Nature of science

This webinar provides ideas for teachers and students to model the scientific process of investigation. In the NZC, the nature of science strands include investigating in science. The activities outlined offer students opportunity to think through the design of simple investigations and experiments that explore the science involved in everyday kitchen activities, modelling the way scientists can work methodically to investigate the answers to their questions.

Related content

There are several related activities on the Science Learning Hub that could offer students further opportunities to extend their learning. These include Exploring states of matter, Using evidence – heat and change of state, Looking at water – solid, liquid or gas and Drama in the microworld. There are also several resources on the Hub that can be referred to for further information or explanation of concepts such as states of matter. These include Observing water – unit plan, States of matter, Alternative conceptions about water’s states of matter, Solids, liquids and gases and Heat energy.

Useful links

We encourage you to join further discussions about kitchen science and science education – register in our online discussion forum on Slack.

A selection of resources around kitchen science can be viewed on this Pinterest board.

Here is a visual guide that provides simplified explanations for how and why the most common baking ingredients do what they do.

 

    Published 23 November 2017