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outreach & engagement

We believe engaging with educators is key for impact both in and out of the classroom. We engage with educators in a variety of ways, including consultations, interviews, pilots, professional development workshops, and co-designing. If you are interested in learning more or becoming a part of our team of consultants or teachers who pilot our resources, please email bitescizededucation@gmail.com.

Teacher PD Workshops

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The Science Behind Cheese Teacher Workshop
(In-Person)

In this hands-on workshop, participants will taste & make different cheeses, then experiment in making their own cheese while exploring science concepts including chemical reactions, classification of matter, & fermentation.

Saturday, February 11 from 9am-5pm

Harvard University, Science & Cooking Lab

This session is offered by the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) based at Harvard and Bite Scized Education.

The Science Behind Cheese Teacher Workshop
(Virtual)

In this virtual workshop, participants will learn about different cheeses, then given opportunities to experiment in making their own cheese while exploring science concepts including chemical reactions and classification of matter.

Saturday, March 11 @ 12pm-3pm EST

Zoom: Register Here. Space limited.

This session is offered by the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) based at Harvard and Bite Scized Education.

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Afterschool Programming

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Science & Cooking Afterschool Clubs

In this 9-week program, students participate in weekly activities to explore the science behind cooking and food through hands-on activities, labs, and recipes. Students will learn to be and think like a scientist by using scientific inquiry while tinkering with recipes based on their own interests. In addition, students will learn basic chemistry and other scientific concepts through ice cream, bread, and more.

This program is offered by the Harvard Ed Portal in collaboration with Bite Scized Education. In the fall, we offered this program for 6-8th grade students. In the spring, we are offering this program 3-5th grade students at the Harvard Ed Portal.

 

This spring, we expanded our afterschool programming to include a 8-week program at the Gardener Pilot Academy and the Russell Youth Center in Cambridge, MA. This program is supported by both the Harvard Ed Portal and Materials Research Center and Harvard Ed Portal based at Harvard University.

Community Outreach

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference in Atlanta

We will be offering the following presentations at this conference on March 22-25, 2023.

  • Using Food & Cooking to Make Science Experiential and Inclusive (Hands-On Workshop)

  • Tinkering in the Science Classroom using Food and Cooking (Presentation)

  • Teaching Science Through Cooking For Secondary Educators (Presentation)

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Exploring Science Through Food: Brown Butter Popcorn

In this 45-minute virtual presentation for Harvard Graduate School of Education students and alumni, we briefly talked about our mission and values at Bite Scized and walked through an example activity to learn what it looks like to think more closely, observe, and appreciate the phenomena of everyday cooking. 

"Think Like a Scientist"
Harvard Ed. Magazine

We were recently featured in the Harvard Ed. Magazine. See the full video and feature here.

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Teaching Science and Cooking for K-12 Educators: Chemical Reactions through Ricotta and Brown Butter

We presented a session specifically for educators in the Harvard Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series. After briefly talking about our mission, we demonstrated two recipes to learn what it looks like to think more closely, observe, and appreciate the phenomena of everyday cooking. 

This presentation occurred on October 10. Watch an instagram recording of our lecture here.

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