We are knee deep in Servsafe and I found a perfect lab using thermometers. Students were responsible for taking temperatures before, during and after. It’s easy with this candy thermometer right inside the pot.
This is such a frugal lab using math skills.
Next semester I will definitely implement a hypothesis element. Students found that it took twenty to thirty minutes for the temperature to rise from 212 to 290! A nice visual conclusion.
290 degree syrup takes careful attention.
The girls were on their own kitchen waiting and watching patiently for the temperature to rise.
Last activity involving Chapter 5 Servsafe: use by date and math, of course. Students had to write today’s date and add seven days to this schedule to figure out the use by date. Why we even looked at the calendar realizing that September only had 30 days! Yes, it’s a common core math day integrated into Foods 2 class.