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Chemistry and Physics of Cooking - History of Cooking

Chemistry and Physics of Cooking - History of Cooking

Author: Ariel Margolis

I  can explain how food & cooking played major roles in ancient civilizations.

I can explain how herding animals and agriculture increased the Earth’s population

I can explain how religion played a role in cooking

I can explain how exploring the New World enhanced our understanding of food and cooking

I can explain how the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) are all involved with cooking

In this 2nd unit of introduction to chemistry, students will explore the evolution and revolution of cooking, as it pertains to history, humanities, anthropology, sociology, and of course, chemistry and physics. Students will learn concepts of heat, temperature, physical and chemical change through the processes of cooking. 

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Video Link to Playlist of Videos to be watched at home

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PPT/Introduction of Chemistry/Physics of Cooking

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Unit Activities

This document is the set of instructions to help students complete the unit and meet the objectives.


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