Thursday, March 13, 2008

Eating our lab experiment

Today’s Biology experiment was to look at yeast under a microscope. Jacob dissolved the yeast in two cups of warm water and added sugar, then made up slides of the yeast after five minutes and after half an hour. It wasn't a very exciting lab; the yeast looked much the same after 5 minutes and after 30…

“It’s kind of sad to pour out this perfectly good yeast,” said Jacob as he stood poised with the glass of yeast in water over the sink when the lab session was over. “I could make pizza dough out of it. There’s a recipe on the yeast package.”

And so our morning school plans got a bit derailed as Jacob took out a bowl, some flour, the board for kneading dough, and the pizza pan. We already had the pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese in the house. The best part is that Jacob is making the pizza himself; he already learned how back in 8th grade in public school.

So Biology turned into cooking class.

It’s pizza for lunch. Yum!

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