Last week, through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page, someone asked me if I had any resources about the chemistry of candy. I didn’t have anything, and I’m still looking, but I did find this TED-Ed lesson about the chemistry of cookies. The lesson covers why you shouldn’t eat raw dough, the temperature at which salmonella is killed, why cookies spread-out (or don’t spread if the dough is not correct), and what our noses tell us about the cookies. The video from the lesson is embedded below.
Applications for Education
As the holiday season progresses, baking season comes right along with it. The Chemistry of Cookies is a good lesson that is timely and could be assigned as homework for parents and students to watch together.