ADVISORY: Hundreds of Students to Learn the Science of Bread Baking and the Art of Community Giving

April 19, 2018
ROCKVILLE, Md. –  More than 700 Montgomery County students will learn the chemistry of bread baking and the art of community giving at an event organized by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The event will be Monday, April 23 AND Tuesday, April 24.

Fourth- and fifth-grade students from four schools will participate in the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Kids Learn Bake Share program. Students will learn the art and science of bread baking – with direct tie-ins to their science curriculum regarding the changing states of matter. 
A representative from King Arthur Flour will demonstrate breadbaking. Students will then receive flour, a recipe booklet, yeast, a bread donation bag and a dough-scraper. Their homework assignment will be to bake two loaves of bread. Each student will keep one loaf and donate the second loaf to the food pantry. Interfaith Works will use the bread to make croutons, French toast and other menu items for those in need. Bread also will be donated to Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless.

Students will see real life, practical applications of their science and math curriculum while gaining an interest in STEM careers. This event highlights project-based learning and creative problem solving. Students learn not just about the chemistry of bread, but the science of baking and how to solve problems when they encounter challenges. 

Events like this hone critical-thinking skills. At the same time, students will develop an appreciation for the importance of giving back to the community.

VISUALS: Elementary school students measuring and mixing ingredients to bake bread and participating in hands-on science activities
WHO: Hundreds of Montgomery County public school students from Whetstone, Georgian Forest and Stedwick elementary schools, as well as from the German International School

WHERE: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville

10:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 (Whetstone and Georgian Forest elementary schools)
10:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 (German International School and Stedwick Elementary)

RSVP: To cover this event, please email with the date and time you plan to attend.

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