A few years ago, when I still worked as a Chemical Engineer, I decided to do a demonstration for “Bring your kids to work day”. I figured what kid wouldn’t love to play with chocolate! I put together a demonstration about the science of modeling chocolate, which is like chocolate playdoh. I included a brief scientific explanation of why adding corn syrup to melted chocolate turns the chocolate into a pliable solid.
More recently in my job as an Instructional Technologist I needed to show a Biology class how to use iMovie. I thought my Science of Modeling Chocolate demo would make an excellent example video, which I’ve shared above. I go into a lot more depth about the science in this video than I did with the younger kids, but I think it would still be a fun video for any foodie/science nerd/kid!