WFU students to teach ‘kitchen chemistry’ to kids at Kaleideum North

Lemon volcanoes, floating marshmallows and dancing popcorn – these are just some of the treats awaiting children who visiting Kaleideum North on Friday, Nov. 3.

From 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wake Forest University chemistry majors in Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson’s “Kitchen Chemistry” class will use common food ingredients to teach elementary-aged kids memorable lessons about acids, bases, enzymes and molecules.

Fifteen upper class students designed hands-on experiments that make science relatable by showing kids that chemistry is something happens in the kitchen as much as in a laboratory.

Watch this video from a previous visit for a taste of kitchen chemistry.

“Students can only learn so much out of a book,” said Comstock-Ferguson, an associate professor of chemistry. “You can’t learn science without actually doing it. This is a great way for Wake Forest students to embody the spirit of Pro Humanitate by helping children in our community engage in the subject in a fun and interesting way.”

Kaleideum North is located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd. in Winston-Salem. The kitchen chemistry lessons are free to anyone visiting the museum on Friday.

Media are welcome to cover the event by making arrangements through the news office.

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