We’ve been using Adventures in My Father’s World this year. The curriculum presents American history from a Biblical point of view. For the last couple of weeks, we have been reading about the Pioneers. We’ve learned about the early settlements of Jamestown, Plymouth, and New Amsterdam. To celebrate all we’ve been learning, we had a bread and butter making day and did a science experiment with yeast.
1 1/8 cup water
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 Tbs oil
1 package of yeast
Put the ingredients in order into your bread machine and follow your directions on the bread machine. I put mine on the light setting…it took about 2 1/2 hours to bake.
Next Up… Science in the kitchen:
Mix 1 package of yeast with 1 cup of warm water and 1 Tbs of sugar, pour into a glass soda jar ( I didn’t have glass… plastic seemed to work well) and cover the opening with a balloon. Put in a warm, dark place and observe every 10 minutes or so… Have the kids record observations in a journal.
Big Brother recorded the results after 10, 20, 30 and 40 minutes. Just a side note, I did have to shake the bottle a bit to get the yeast moving. We repeated the experiment with just yeast and water… no sugar and noted the differences. We talked about how yeast needs sugar to be effective.
Moving on… to homemade butter:
Now I’m going to head over to the Hip Homeschool Hop and see what other homeschoolers are up to this week!