Baking Bread in Biology to Learn About Cellular Respiration
No biology lab? No problem. In place of a traditional lab to learn about cellular respiration, Upper School biology students took matters into their own hands and made bread at home during their final day of remote learning.
Led by Upper School Science Teacher Kassie Wadsworth, students made focaccia from scratch to understand how yeast uses a process called cellular respiration to convert glucose to ATP and carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is what causes the bread to rise! Students finished their focaccias according to their own taste buds, with some adding rosemary and sea salt and others adding garlic and parmesan!