Grade 5 students participated in King Arthur Baking Company’s Bake for Good Program, which teaches the science behind baking and the importance of acts of kindness.
First, students learned how math, physics, and chemistry figure into baking bread through a virtual tutorial led by a Bake for Good representative. Then, they received a baking assignment and kit, which included two bags of King Arthur flour, a recipe booklet, Red Star Yeast, a dough scraper, a bread donation bag, and a twist tie. The fifth graders put their new knowledge to work, and with the partnership and guidance of their families, they baked two loaves of bread, one of which they donated to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Rye.
Thank you to the Bake for Good Program and to the Bread of Life Food Pantry for partnering with us on this interdisciplinary math, science, and public purpose project!