“What’s Cooking” STEM Challenge

Community STEM is tasting pretty good this week or at least it will be once you participate in this challenge. We are encouraging you to create a new food item for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time. You will need to research food chemistry, develop the recipe for a new food, design the packaging, and plan a meal.  You will meet Pam Inabinett, a DEN Star, from Charleston, SC who will be introducing this week’s lab.

Super Challenge: How much would it cost to make this new food item? Could this new food item be useful in a third world country? If so, how could you get it there?

DEN Star Intro

Discovery Education Digital Media:

Virtual Field Trips:


  • Grocery Store Manager
  • Health Inspector
  • Chef
  • Food Scientist
  • Farmer
  • Food Test Manager
  • Caterer
  • Dietician
  • Packer
  • Truck Driver
  • Food Photojournalist

Literacy Connection:

  • What’s So Yummy?: All About Eating Well and Feeling Good by Robie H. Harris
  • Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola
  • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

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  1. Natasha said:

    Please caption your videos for accessibility. I work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and cannot use many of your video links because they are not captioned.

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