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transform your students' experience in science through food & cooking

We aim to make science education more engaging, accessible, and equitable by inspiring and supporting science teachers through resources and workshops.

science lessons rooted in food-based phenomena

Teach traditional science topics through labs, investigations, videos, and readings centered around food and cooking.

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popular lessons to start the school year

Sourness & Butterfly Pea Lemonade: Acidity, pH , and Liquids (gr5-8)

Explore acidity and the behavior of particles in liquids (and its relationship to temperature) by making a color changing butterfly pea flower tea lemonade.

Air in Ice Cream: Lab Design & Density

Students will learn about density and lab design by exploring a “secret” ingredient in ice cream: air.

Flour & Flatbread: Measurements & Precision

Explore the importance of precision and accuracy when measuring ingredients by gathering evidence in multiple activities that can be used to support a Claim in a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning response.

fresh out of the oven: new or recently updated lessons

Vinaigrette & Butter: Mixtures and Solubility

Explore how and why substances mix- and don’t mix- through a series of low-cost, easy labs that include a homemade vinaigrette and butter.

Sugar (Rock Candy & Tanghulu): Solutions & Covalent Bonding

Explore sugar solutions, the basis of many candies, by making rock candy and unpacking sucrose’s molecular structure, the process of dissolving, the importance of concentration and temperature, and another sugar-based candy: tanghulu.

Spiciness (Peppers): Polarity & Mixing Substances

Explore capsaicin, the primary molecule behind spice, and see how its molecular structure explains its behavior with other substances.

Why teach science through food?

  • Food and cooking promote inclusive opportunities to draw on student assets and facilitate community-oriented learning

  • Food helps connect science to students’ everyday lives and the world around them

  • Food can make science learning more accessible and approachable

  • Food and cooking provide meaningful and safe ways to “do science” and build science practices through tinkering and student-designed investigations

Why Bite Scized Education?

 

We believe that many educators already know the potential impact food can have! Our goal is to help by providing high-quality instructional resources and teacher training to maximize student impact.

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“I’ve always been interested and knew there was science behind food and cooking, but I didn’t know exactly what it was or how to approach it, let alone how to implement it with students.

There are so many different lessons where I say- oh my gosh- it ties into so many of my classes.”

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers for our 2024-2025 teacher cohort!

This involves an 8-day hybrid summer workshop at Harvard University, as well as continued engagement through the school year. 

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