Baking Bread

Essential Question:

How can I represent the structure, function and life cycle of a single-celled organism?

Project Description:

7th Graders will apply their knowledge of single-celled organisms as they become bakers. 

  • Students will conduct experiments in order to understand why yeast is essential to bread and what conditions and recipes allow yeast to flourish and produce the best bread.  
  • Students will compare and contrast the essential cellular functions of cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and fermentation in written work and in a visual display.

Standards, Strands, Skills: 
  • Scientific methods
  • Conduct experiments
  • Direct observation
  • Gather and analyze data
  • reading
  • writing
  • research 

  • Lab Report: Effects of temperature and conditions on yeast growth.
  • Visual Presentation of the results and conclusions from experiments on yeast growth.

Good Eats Explores Yeast!

Oct 12, 2011, 11:08 AM