As the name rightly suggests, the children of Form V discovered the science in cooking last week through a hands on, experiential and experimental manner.
Each section underwent a two hour session run by three vibrant, energetic and young ladies. Their passion for not just the product by also the process of cooking was evident, their enthusiasm was certainly infectious as by the end of the session, each child’s culinary passion was ignited!
The session was divided into three parts, first where the children were given various ingredients and asked to explore them through each of their senses; our children launched into this activity with great fervor! They saw, broke, shelled, felt, tasted and smelt various items like potatoes, eggs, (cooked and uncooked) vinegar, water, baking powder, etc. The differences and similarities were discussed.
The next part included mixing of ingredients, observing the reactions and recording these observations. Mini vinegar and baking soda volcanoes in test tubes were visible on many tables!
The last and eagerly awaited segment included cooking pancakes. Each table was given a different recipe. The children were seen, weighing, mixing, whisking, beating, frying and tossing! The room was soon filled with the sound of sizzling pancakes cooked on induction plates and the aroma of fresh pan cakes and the excited sounds of our little chefs!
The children discovered that each of the recipes was tweaked to give a slightly different product and the reasons behind this were discussed. The children effectively linked the differences to the experiments done earlier. The students then sat down to partake of their hard work and relished their pan cakes with freshly made chocolate or strawberry sauce.
A fabulous experience for both children and teachers.