4-H Summer of Discovery Week 8: Food Science

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    4-H Summer of Discovery Week 8: Food Science

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    Discover Food Science! Food, food, glorious food.  Roll up your sleeves, don your apron, and get busy in the kitchen with some fun kitchen science or hone your decorating skills.  This week we explore getting creative in the kitchen with edible science, cake or cupcake decorating, and so much more.  In addition, 4-H Online Fair Exhibition ideas are identified with each weekly theme.  Try something new and see if you find a SPARK!

     

    Discover 4-H Curriculums 

    Discover Edible Science

    • Learn about density using soda
    • Learn about the rock cycle and make rock crystal candy
    • Learn about light and make grape juice rainbows
    • Make glowing jell-o
    • Make magic mud
    • Learn about chemical reactions and make homemade herb dough, jell-o putty, and fizzy sherbet

     

    Discover Cake Decorating

    •  Learn about decorating equipment
      Learn icing techniques
    • Learn how to bake a cake
    • Lean the finances of cake making
    • Learn how to properly display and transport a decorated cake

     

    Discover Cloverbud FCS

    •  Learn about kitchen tools and safety
    • Make pretzel bites
    • Make granola
    • Make banana dips
    • Learn about healthy eating
    • Make play dough
    • Learn about a grocery budget

    Discover Kitchen Science

    • Grow sugar crystals
    • Make slime
    • Learn about the cleaning power of taco sauce
    • Make grape juice rainbows
    • Make polymer bouncy balls
    • Make cornstarch goo
    • Make biodegradable plastic
    • Create instant freezing soda
    • Make homemade ice cream

     

    Discover Candy Company

    • Make jolly pops
    • Make microwave hard candy suckers
    • Learn about business slogans
    • Make peanut clusters
    • Make pretzel bites
    • Learn about logos
    • Learn about product costs, pricing, and profit
    • Make candy melts
    • Make dipped candy
    • Learn about market research
    • Make fudge
    • Make Cream Cheese Mints
    • Make candy dots
    • Make homemade taffy
    • Make fruity pixie sticks
    • Use everything you learned to start your own candy company business

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    4-H Fair Projects and Contests

    Looking for a Fair project? Try something new by checking out the following Divisions and Classes where you can submit a Food Science Fair project.

    Click HERE for more 4-H Indoor Exhibit Information.

    Division B - Communications and Expressive Arts:

    • CLASS BA – COMMUNICATION ARTS

    Division C - Consumer and Family Sciences: 

    • CLASS CC - CONSUMER EDUCATION / PERSONAL FINANCE

    Division E - Healthy Lifestyle Education:

    • CLASS E – HEALTHY LIFESTYLES EDUCATION
    • CLASS ECF - CAKE DECORATING
    • CLASS ECG- DECORATED CUPCAKES

    Division F - Personal Development and Leadership:

    • CLASS F – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP
    • CLASS FA – 4-H PROMOTION
    • CLASS FD – CLOVERBUDS (Grades K-2)

    Division H - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: 

    • CLASS HA – SCIENCE

     

    4-H Contests (Some contests may be finished for the 4-H Year):

    • 4-H Cooking Challenge
    • Consumer Decision Making
    • Fashion Revue
    • Favorite Foods
    • FCS Bowl
    • FCS Presentation
    • FCS Skill-A-Thon
    • 4-H Demonstrations
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Impromptu Public Speaking
    • 4-H Portfolios and Resumes

     

     

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    Looking for even more ways to have fun this summer? Check out the activity kits we have available! Pickup days are Monday and Friday at the 4-H Office. Reserve yours today!