Friday, July 15, 2011

Ice Cream Science



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 I knew I liked science.

Did you know that July was National Ice Cream Month?  Did you also know that July 17th is National Ice Cream Day?  July is a wonderful month - Yummmm!

There is also a little bit of science behind the making of ice cream.  While I doubt my own kids would absorb anything but creamy goodness during a lesson involving ice cream, I think I'll talk about the science behind its making anyway.  Here are some links to some ice cream science experiments and lessons.  Most involve a simple recipe for making ice cream out of zip loc bags and some yummy ingredients.

Enjoy!

-A

http://teachnet.com/lessonplans/science/plastic-bag-ice-cream-recipe/ - short and sweet.  Includes a recipe.
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/a/aa020404a.htm - another short and sweet one with a recipe.
http://www.education.com/activity/article/Science_Ice_Cream/ - perfect for the younger set.
http://www.foodscience.uoguelph.ca/dairyedu/findsci.html - a more extensive and involved explanation if you want more information or you have older kids you want to teach.  Links on the site include a variety of additional information.
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/homemade-ice-cream-sick-science - Steve Spangler science - very simple with the simplest recipe yet.  Includes a video.

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