Food Science at Churchill, 8/24
the chemistry and art of cooking
Welcome Back to School!
I am excited that your child is in Food Science this year. I have an exciting year planned. One of the things you can look forward to as a parent is the opportunity to watch your child's cooking skills and confidence grow. We start basic and build, so as the students learn the chemistry behind the food, they begin to incorporate that knowledge into how to make better food. Feel free to let your child give you a demonstration of what s/he is learning in class!
For a successful year, your child will be creating a science notebook. Please make sure s/he as a spiral notebook, a pencil/pen, colored pencils and a glue stick.
Everyone's favorite lab is pizza. We study the importance of the right conditions for the yeast to make a perfect crust.
We made our own ricotta cheese and then made lasagna.
Although I follow the TEKS, I try to coordinate it with the time of the year if I can; thus, we are able to learn how to make pies in time for your Thanksgiving table.
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ServSafe and/or Food Handler Certification
The NRA website states: Learn basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food. Earn your food handler certificate from the foodservice experts, the National Restaurant Association.
First lab...about September 18