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Making With Microbes
In this design challenge, learners will use microbes to design and grow a custom biomaterial at home and make something creative with it.
Bready Bubble Balloon
Learners discover the bubble power of living cells in this multi-hour experiment with baker's yeast. Learners make a living yeast/water solution in a bottle, and add table sugar to feed the yeast.
Do the Mystery Samples Contain Life?
In this activity (on pages 13-16 of the PDF) learners investigate three mystery samples to see which one contains life. The three samples are sand, sand and yeast, and sand and antacid.
In this activity, learners explore chemistry and the microbial world by making their own sourdough starter and bread at home using only flour and water.
Does Sunscreen Protect My DNA?
In this laboratory experiment, learners explore how effectively different sunscreens protect yeast cells from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Yeast Balloons: Can biochemistry blow up a balloon?
Using yeast, sugar, and water, learners create a chemical reaction which produces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas inside a 2-liter bottle. They use this gas to inflate a balloon.
What Molecules Make the Holes in Bread?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners will discover why there are holes in bread.
Fuel for Living ThingsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon dioxide.
Production of Oxygen
In this chemistry activity, learners use yeast and hydrogen peroxide to generate a gas (oxygen) and test some of its properties.
Energy For Life
In this activity about the relationship between food and energy (page 1 of PDF), learners observe and quantify the growth of yeast when it is given table sugar as a food source.
Observing Different MicrobesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a microscope to examine three different microbes: bacteria, yeast and paramecia. Educator will need to prepare the yeast solution one day before the activity.
Breathing YeastiesAdd to list Details
Does yeast breathe? Find out by watching how plastic bags filled with yeast, warm water and different amounts of sugar change over time.
Wheat Evolution: Dough Rising and Baking
In this activity (Page 25 of PDF), learners investigate the evolution of wheat by creating dough from different flours, observing the samples of dough as they rise, and then baking the dough.
DIY Elephant Toothpaste
In this activity, learners will experiment with catalysts to create an at-home version of elephant toothpaste.
A Feast for Yeast
In this activity on page 6 of the PDF (Get Cooking With Chemistry), learners investigate yeast. Learners prepare an experiment to observe what yeast cells like to eat.
Breathing YeastiesAdd to list Details
In this life science activity (page 8 of the PDF), learners explore the carbon cycle by mixing yeast, sugar and water.
The Jelly Bean Problem (JBP)
In this activity, learners are challenged to eat some candy as a cell would need to as well as to think about some of the problems that arise when a cell ingests food.
Yeast-Air BalloonsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a yeast-air balloon to get a better idea of what yeast can do. Learners discover that the purpose of leaveners like yeast is to produce the gas that makes bread rise.
Bubble BombAdd to list Details
Learn about chemical reactions by making a Bubble Bomb, a plastic bag you can pop with the power of fizz.
Make Your Own Soda PopAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity (page 8 of the PDF), learners will identify the instances of physical change, chemical change, and solutions while making homemade soda pop.