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Cooking Up Science with Miss America: "The Science of Cooking and Baking"

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VPM Classroom  |  Cooking Up Science with Miss America

Cooking and baking is really all about science. Using her kitchen as her laboratory, Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, explores the power of food and the science of cooking. She dissects what happens when she's in the kitchen preparing two of her favorite foods- eggs and cookies. Join Miss America as she explores the biological building blocks of food and the molecular changes that happen when we cook.  Developed for students in grades 6-10.

Produced by Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, in partnership with VPM.

Virginia Standards of Learning: 5.7a,c; 6; PS 2c, 3b; Bio. 2a

Additional information about the science of cooking and baking:

TED ED video on the "Chemistry of Cookies" produced by Stephanie Warren

Live Science article on "The Hard-Boiled Truth about Cooking the Perfect Egg"

Discover more information about Miss America, the competition and scholarships here.