1. RESEARCH an interesting food chemistry topic related to one of the categories below:
Flavors and ingredients
- Smell (olfactory sense)
- Taste (gustatory sense)
- Regional/culture/traditional trends and differences
Timing and temperature
- Heat transfer
- Key temperatures in cooking
- Leaveners (biological, chemical, mechanical)
- Traditional: Salt, sugar, acids/bases, alcohol, oils
- Modern industrial: Additives, colloids, gels, thickeners/emulsifiers, foams, anti-sugars, meat glue, liquid smoke
2. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS in complete sentences:
3. FILL OUT THIS FORM to guide and document your research. You may continue to edit and resubmit your responses as you delve deeper into your research by 8:30 am on Tuesday. Please keep in mind that I am looking for quality research! You should aim to be an expert on your topic and to be able to convince others that it is interesting and worthy of learning and sharing with your peers!
4. REVIEW YOUR NOTES from this week's presentations (see post below). There will be a quiz next Friday, 5/30.
5. EARN MASTERY ON KHAN ACADEMY for Quadratics Set 3, due next Sunday, 6/1.
Smell + Taste = Flavor
Research food topics in groups
Homework: 1) Finish Prezi for Thursday, 2) Khan Academy skills - Level 2 Mastery due Friday.
Math test retakes at lunch time
Lab: Sense-able Smells
1) Answer the following conclusion questions for the Sense-able Smells lab. If you are missing any of the scent IDs, click on the link for the rest of the data table.
WEDNESDAY - Minimum Day
Review factoring for special cases and factoring completely
Presentations on food topics 1-4
Organic chemistry quiz
Presentations on food topics 5-7
Hour/hour: Lecture - Functional groups.
Team time: Curation.
Homework: Complete the following in your chemistry notebook after today's notes.
For the 10 functional groups we learned in class today (alcohols, aldehydes, alkyl halides, amides, amines, carboxylic acids, esters, ethers, ketones, thiols), find an organic molecule that contains that group (and ideally does not contain other functional groups).
Team time: Curation
THURSDAY - School cancelled due to fires in SD County.
1. ChemMatters debate
AM: Juan, Anna, Naidelyn, Marysol, Andres V.
PM: Truman, Brandon, Pablo, Rafael U.
2. Review functional groups; Activity - Building organic molecules.
3. Documentary on molecular gastronomy.
1. Reflection to El Bulli. Write a one paragraph reflection to the documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress. Questions to think about (keep in mind that this is a documentary, which is non-fiction film and not reality TV food schlock!) - what did you think of the documentary? In what ways was it exciting, interesting, and/or engaging? What did you already know about cooking that was presented in the documentary? What did you learn? What does it make you want to know more about?
2. Read and take notes on "Bringing Chemistry to the Kitchen." As you read, make a chart that shows how each factor below contributes to the flavor of food (column 1: factor, column 2: effect on flavor).
Make a list of terms you don't understand and questions that the article raises.
3. Prep for Monday's Socratic seminar. On Monday, we will have a Socratic seminar, using the Cooking in Progress documentary and "Bringing Chemistry to the Kitchen" article as reference texts. The driving question is, "How does cooking make chemistry come alive?" You will be expected to provide specific examples, drawing from both the reference texts and your personal experiences, as well as to discuss the relevant principles of science and chemistry.
To prep for the Socratic seminar, write two Knowledge, Application, and Synthesis questions.
4. Khan Academy. Level 1 for the six factoring skills by Sunday at 11:59 pm.
5. Organic chemistry quiz next Wednesday!
Complete the following two sections in your chemistry notebook after today’s notes.
Define the following terms.
Questions and Problems
Structural isomers are compounds that have the same molecular formula but have different bonding arrangements (and hence structures). Draw the three structural isomers for the alkane with five carbon atoms.
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