Kitchen Science: Cooking x STEAM
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Join iCook After School for our Kitchen Science Series: Cooking x STEAM. In these Kitchen Science Series, we will allow kids to experience science in a new way: delicious, relatable and fun! Kids will connect their STEAM knowledge to everyday activities and events and, as a result, deepen their understanding of and interest in science. Our young scientists are encouraged to ask questions, think critically, experiment, explain their reasoning, read, write, create models, and, of course, have fun with science! We will explore chemical engineering, static electricity and more throughout fun kitchen experiments like making homemade butter, browning of apples, making ice cream and more.
Once students sign up for the session, they will receive a list of supplies for each class. Supplies will include commonly available household items such as measuring spoons and cups, etc. and very few items they can pick up at the store.
This class will take place on zoom.
iCook provides fun hands-on after-school cooking classes for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food – cooking, eating delicious and healthy dishes and learning about different cultures. WHAT DO WE TEACH? Culinary Skills - Culinary skills are at the core of our program. We teach students how to chop, dice, peel, slice, wash, strain, core, bake, toast, whisk, fold and mix. We also teach students how to read recipes and how to measure ingredients. We make it so that recipe preparation (and clean-up) is easy and fun! Nutrition - Delicious and healthy recipes are a key ingredient of every cooking class. Our instructors discuss nutrition in a really fun way so that students get excited about nutrition and healthy food overall. The goal is also to encourage students to talk it up at home and share key nutrition facts and food nuggets they learned in class. Culture of food - Cultural awareness is an important part of our program. Our schools are ethnically diverse so we carefully select recipes that expose students to the foods and dishes of other countries. Our instructors share interesting facts about world cuisine and encourage students to share their own cultural food experiences with classmates.