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Hacking Twinkies! Kitchen science, sweet things, and the periodic table

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POSTED IN: Kids Love Science & Experimentation - and so do I!

A journey into science, kitchen chemistry and physics –using America’s favorite high-calorie “Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling”

We took some Grade 1 kids, and deconstructed a store bought Twinkie - with the goal of building a better Twinkie.  

  • We ended up making two flavors of Twinkie pastry - yellow-cake, and chocolate (YC was from scratch; chocolate we used Bob's Red mill chocolate cake;  For fillings
  • SAVORY included Aged Goat Cheese, Italian White Truffle, Tabasco
  • SWEET included LIME, STRAWBERRY, and PLUM
  • DIGESTIF was Coffee Caramel

We put together a PPT/PDF deck below of some of the kids' ideas, photos of the day, and 'results'.  We ran short of time to set the twinkies on fire to measure calories - perhaps next time...

Hacking Twinkies.PDF

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwjxYjWyopXheEFWQm9qenZkTE0/view

 

 

Hacking Twinkies - Baseline Test of Store Bought Twinkies

We're being safe - note the eye protection. We had 1 up-vote; 1 down-vote; and one unreliable one.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Hi! I like to play with data, analytics and hack around with robots and gadgets in my garage. Lately I've been learning about machine learning.

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Kids Love Science & Experimentation - and so do I!

Here is a compilation of Blogs and information on stuff that I work on with kids in our community - and also other articles or information that might be interesting to other people who are 'diving deep' into STEM

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