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In this 3-4 day lesson, students explore baking powder by investigating when and why it produces bubbles and then comparing it with baking soda through multiple trials of an easy cupcake recipe.


Prerequisite: Students must have completed our Baking Soda & Kefir Flatbread lesson before doing this lesson. This lesson specifically builds on concepts already established in that lesson.


This Lesson Includes:

  • Teacher Lesson Plan with Essential Questions, Objectives, and NGSS standards, Lab Preparation (Materials, Ingredients, Amazon Lists when appropriate, and Tips & Tricks) and day-by-day lesson plans
  • Classroom Slides with directions for lesson flow, turn and talk prompts, illustrations and graphics, embedded videos, and whole group reflection questions
  • Student Handouts with step-by-step lab directions and other activities
  • Videos: an instructional lab video and a fun and informative "Science Behind" video


All materials are included in a Google Drive folder.

Baking Powder & Cupcakes

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