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Pancakes & Baking Soda: Chemical Reactions

Explore how baking soda works by mixing it with different substances and tinkering with a pancake recipe.






2-6 class periods

active lab time:




- Identify what baking soda reacts with and evidence of a reaction
- Explain why baking soda is used in foods
- Explore factors that impact baking soda in recipes
- Explain the difference between baking powder and baking soda

science concepts:

chemical changes, chemical reactions

essential questions:

- How does baking soda work?
- Why do we use baking soda in recipes?
- What factors impact how baking soda works?
- What is baking powder and how is it different than baking soda?

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