See related: Biology lesson: teach kids about yeast and fermentation with food projects (Part 1: bread, kimchi and sauerkraut) Biology lesson: teach kids about yeast and fermentation with food projects (Part 2: kefir, yogurt and cheese) In our previous two posts on teaching kids about yeast and fermentation, we covered food projects like bread, kimchi, sauerkraut. We also delved into dairy fermentation with kefir, yogurt and cheese. In this post, we’ll learn how natural sodas are made … [Read more...]
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This article is a follow up to part 1 in this series on teaching kids about yeast and fermentation with food projects. This science subject is a great way to introduce kids to food processing and preservation techniques used in history. And, as we’ve seen, it can also teach lots of other scientific subjects that introduce not just concepts, but science vocabulary. See related: Biology lesson: teach kids about yeast and fermentation with food projects (Part 1: bread, kimchi and … [Read more...]
Science is fun when it’s applicable, and you can watch it happen before your eyes. One way to instil the idea that science is practical, is to teach kids about yeast and fermentation with food projects. Usually science chemistry lessons are taught in the kitchen with baking projects. But biology also happens in the kitchen with healthy foods like bread, kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, ginger ale and kombucha. And, you don’t need an oven for most of these science projects. So they can happen more … [Read more...]
See other articles in this series: Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (1): understanding the fundamentals of media Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (2): the elements of a news story Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (3): learning to write news copy (part 1) Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (3): learning to write news copy (part 2) Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (4): learning to research and identify sources of information Teaching kids how to … [Read more...]
We’ve written about STEM education, and its evolution into STEAM as of late (that is, combining science, technology, engineering and math with the arts). These subjects lend themselves to a trending topic called the Maker education movement. In this article, we’ll answer the question of what the Maker education movement is, and how it can help enhance your child’s education, especially in light of the STEM and STEAM curriculums being advocated for. What is Maker education, and why does it … [Read more...]
In a past article we discussed ‘How the push for STEM education in Canada could change your child's future.’ We talked about how modern curriculums are including science, technology, engineering and math as an interdisciplinary approach. We also discussed the way in which governments, businesses and organizations are investing in teaching and popularizing those subjects. STEM is becoming a framework for ensuring a viable workforce in Canada’s future. However, a newer term has been popping up, … [Read more...]