Looking for something fun to make at home? Each week we are collecting and curating resources around a topic and this week is cooking. We are focusing on making with what you have around the house, so we’ll be making pancakes together. Here’s some inspiration to get you started!
Chefs do so much more than simply combine ingredients to make delicious meals, and they have a lot in common with mathematicians and scientists. They rely on scientific principles—especially with baking—and use math for a range of functions, from measurement to ratios, to conversions! Learn more about math in the culinary arts with this video on Math at Work.
Learning in the Making: LIVE! Join Maker Ed on April 15 at 1:00 PM PST (or watch the video below afterwards).
Follow along with us as we livestream making pancakes and talking about the math that happens when we cook!
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To make pancakes, you will need the following materials: flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, butter or oil, milk or water, and two eggs.
Looking for additional inspiration? Check out these ideas:
- Watch this video from the Edible Schoolyard Project on how to read a recipe!
- 2D pancake art inspiration without color and with color!
- Baking and Chemistry! Resources, experiments, and lessons by the American Chemical Society
- Ancient Romans ate a pancake-like bread called “Alita Dolcia” (Latin for “another sweet”). Learn more about the history of pancakes at FoodTimeline.org
Learning in the Making: LIVE! is an online video series designed to support educators and families with accessible hands-on learning experiences. This work is part of our focus on supporting remote learning in various environments. (To learn more, read this blog post about our work during shelter-in-place measures in 2020.)
Each week, we are hosting a live making activity on our YouTube channel and sharing related resources on our blog.