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The Mad Scientist Cooking Class

We all love a science experiment. Why not combine it with using fresh ingredients to make some wonderful snacks or meals. If we take inspiration from the molecular cooking movement, and combine it with regular science education, we can create the Mad Scientist Cooking Class.

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The Mad Scientist Cooking Class combines science and fresh, healthy food. By taking the thing children like, and using fresh ingredients in a scientific way, all integrated in normal science education, we create a fun and interesting way to teach kids about the value of fresh and healthy food, the science behind it and: that it can taste funny and as good as a snack as well. Or: even better.

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Age of kids. The solutions to changing kids’ eating behaviors will vary depending on their age. What works for a toddler won’t necessarily fly for a teenager, although we suspect some concepts might be appropriate for all ages—even adults! Which age bracket does your concept address (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Middle school (Tweens) 11-13
  • High school (Teens) 14 -18

Hurdles to success. Helping kids make smarter food choices comes with a variety of hurdles that have to be addressed in order for a design solution to be successful, which of these do you think that your Concept overcomes (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Peer Pressure
  • Lack of Knowledge

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Oh, yes, absolutely. The world is full of great spice-mixes. I am in Turkey now, and I look forward to all the great food. And I can imagine that with the right, or very surprising, combinations we could convince kids that fresh and healthy food can be great tasting as well.

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I could see herbs and spices being combined to create those interesting layers of taste.