This week the Preps investigated cause and effect using yeast. We had a big chat about how yeast makes bread rise and that there are ‘holes’ in bread. Then we recorded what we observed with our balloon experiment. Here are a few samples.
Jessica from Prep T wrote:
Josh from Prep E wrote:
Kaitlyn from Prep K wrote:
At the end of the experiment we wondered about the following questions:
- Does room temperature affect how much gas is created by yeast?
- Does the size of the container affect how much gas is created?
- What water/room temperature helps the yeast create the most gas?
- What ‘yeast food’ (sugar, syrup, honey etc) helps the yeast create the most gas?
We would love you to discuss these questions at home and post some of your thoughts.