The Bread Project has an awesome treat planned for this Bay Area Science Festival event by exposing participants to the use of STEM in bread making.
Bread making needs the use of scientific knowledge, observational skills, and the mathematical knowledge of measuring. Fresh bread that comes out golden brown, warm, and aromatic with steam from the oven is made knowingly or unknowingly using STEM in the baking process. Oftentimes, principles of physics, chemistry or biology are applied without even knowing in baking.
The objective of our presentation is to dig a little deeper into the science behind baking. We will explain scientific reasons behind the requirements and changes in each stage of bread making. We will explain the principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and other fields of science, which are used without even knowing in baking for many.