Iron (Fe) Chef Project
December 10, 2016
In Chemistry, you would expect to talk about chemicals, the periodic table, and different reactions that happen in the world. A normal classroom lesson. But in our Chemistry class, we talked about a couple other things. Not only did we talk about the periodic table, different chemicals and reactions, but we also talked about, food. How food can react differently when exposed to different sources of heat, ingredients and enviroments. All of this connected back to Chemistry, and how different reactions are chemical and physical. How heat is involved in carmelization, the maillard reaction, fermentation, acids and bases and many more. Iron (Fe) Chef connected all these different reactions that we learned in class and combined them with food, and an instructional video explaining the chemical part of our dishes.
In the beginning of the project, we started talking about the "Four I's of a Scientist" which were "Imagine," "Investigate," "Invent," and "Inform." All of these were connected, as we talked about how they each made the process of a scientist and how, if we wanted to be scientists, we needed to follow these Four I's.
Then, we started our Chemistry Bootcamp, which began to explore the structure of the Atom and the development of the Atom over the course of the years. This then opened doors for The Periodic Table, Covalent v. Ionic Bonding, and our Candle Lab.