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Lesson Plan

Bread (and butter) with optional chemical reactions

Summary: 
Make bread, experiment to find out what ingredients make gas to make the bread rise, and model the chemical reaction that makes the gas.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Chemistry: States of Matter, Properties of Materials (K-7)
Chemistry: Atoms, Molecules (3-7)
Chemistry: Chemical Changes (2, 7)
Procedure: 

Do the bread making activity. It has a couple of breaks, where other activities can be done.

Ideas for lesson plan formats:

Make dough and set it to rise. While waiting for it to rise:
Show that the yeast eating the sugar makes gas for the dough to rise or Test ingredients of bread dough for which make it rise or model the chemical reaction of yeast converting sugar to gas.

Shape the dough and put it in the oven. While is is cooking:
Look as results of testing dough ingredients or model chemical reaction of yeast converting sugar to gas or make butter/model the molecular changes as butter is made.

Eat the bread, with butter if you made it!

Notes: 

While the bread was rising, Carl's class tested for which ingredients in the bread dough make gas.
While the bread was rising, Tyee intermediates used modeled the chemical reaction of yeast converting sugar to gas and ethanol.
While the bread was baking, Carl's class modeled the chemical reaction of yeast converting sugar to gas and ethanol.
While the bread was baking, Tyee intermediates made butter and modeled the chemical changes as cream turns to butter.

Grades taught: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7
Teacher: 
Alane Lublow
Barbara Duncan
Carl Atterton
Christine (North Shore Black Bear Society)
Christy Wong
Heather Wallace
Kecia Boecking
Patricia Ellis
Sharon Ghuman
Sonia Ko
Sonja Watson
Teaching Site: 
Brownies
General Gordon Elementary
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
ingridscience afterschool
McBride Elementary
Laurier Elementary
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City
Tyee Elementary
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary