Are you planning to make a gingerbread house this holiday season? Before you mix up that first batch of dough, think about the wonderful ways that building a house can teach science. Inside the kitchen, much more is going on than pouring and mixing – it’s science at work! How many gumdrops can a frosted cookie hold? Why do some recipes call for baking powder instead of baking soda? All these questions are answered at the yearly Science of Gingerbread exhibition at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana California.
For the last 10+ years, the museum has been working to educate and increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, math, and technology. This annual holiday exhibit features hands-on kitchen science activities, decorating demonstrations and has award-winning gingerbread houses on display. Who knew science could be so tasty?
You can find your own gingerbread recipe to experiment with at http://www.discoverycube.org/programs.aspx?q=56&c=69 or Click on the link below to find out more on The Science of Gingerbread exhibit!