This year, in 7th year science class, we made a Hand-Kneaded Whole Wheat Bread, and had some science lessons along with it. I do this with the 7th years because they already had life science with me last year, and they understand anaerobic cellular respiration, proteins in living cells and cell division already. I got the recipe from Cooks Illustrated (a science lab of cooking!) and the science to go along with it from various sources.
Here are the loaves prior to baking (student-made!):
Here's the recipe: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2mVNulXvlPlWDUyYzdKQTE3X3c
Here's a chapter from the NSTA publication Everyday Science Mysteries on Baking Bread.
|Hand-Kneaded Whole Wheat Bread after baking|