Here is a timely video for the holiday season. This video ventures into three areas to explore the scientific secrets behind our favorite foods. The topics include: Thanksgiving Cooking Chemistry – looks at the physics, chemistry and biology that go into making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner; Why Do We Cook? – Why are humans the only animals who cook?; What is Taste? – explores the secrets of flavor and taste. The video also includes a profile of Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief technology officer at Microsoft. Borrow this DVD from the WGBY Video Lending Library for a month by clicking here.
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The new Fizzy’s Lunch Lab app, Hectic Harvest, aims to stock the Lunch Lab with the freshest veggies. But there’s one problem: Fizzy’s too busy running the Lunch Lab to work on his new farm! He needs Mixie to help him out. In this time-management simulation game, help Mixie plant, water and harvest the crops. Luckily, Mixie comes equipped with helpful gadgets to make farming fun. Earn enough money and you can visit the upgrade store to purchase even more gadgets to speed up farming.
This app’s goals are to communicate the processes of farming and to connect children with the process of farming healthy food. The app is available now on iTunes, Amazon App Store for Android, Google Play and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store.
Check out a demo of the game below: