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Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?

Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
When it comes to produce, the answer is yes, experts tell us. But the reasons are complicated — and sometimes mysterious even to restaurant critics, chefs and food scientists.
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surface area and chemical reactions can be valuable to chemistry teachers and to teachers of basic science. 
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New Naperville curriculum gets back to 'ooh, ahh of science' - Chicago Daily Herald

New Naperville curriculum gets back to 'ooh, ahh of science' - Chicago Daily Herald | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Science teachers at Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools are preparing to handle roughly double the number of chemistry students next year as a new science curriculum shifts the class from sophomore to freshman year.
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Chemistry resources for Teachers and Students - Learn Chemistry

Chemistry resources for Teachers and Students - Learn Chemistry | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Chemistry resources for teaching and learning from the Royal Society of Chemistry...

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Physics and Green Beer Bottles

Physics and Green Beer Bottles | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
I was confused. Most of these green-bottle beers have a similar taste. But what about clear glass beer? Newcastle doesn’t taste like this? What about Bud Select 55? I am not ashamed to say that I also drink that beer. It is perfect for tailgating at a football game or sitting by the pool. But it doesn’t have that same taste of a green-bottle beer.

Here is my brother’s reply to this question (Eric Allain):

“Certain light sensitive compounds present in hops are the culprit of the skunky aroma which lead to the production of 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol (MBT). MBT has an extremely low flavor threshold and is very similar to the compound produced by skunks for defense.

Amber bottles block much of the wavelengths of light (~300-500nm) that lead to this photoxidation but green and clear bottles do not.

Corona IS skunky … this is why they serve it often with a lime to mask the smell. Also, the ‘skunkiness’ has become accepted in Corona as just part of the flavor.

Some of the macrobrew companies (Miller-Coors etc) use a hop extract that has been stabilized so that light will not lead to MBT production. Therefore they can use clear bottles without worry.

Since the MBT is derived from hop components, different beers with different amounts or types of hops may lead to varying levels of light induced MBT.

Boosh!”
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This is an experiment some secondary chemistry teachers might try to reproduce on a weekend or over the summer break. It's also a great reminder that science is fun! What are some ways you might improve the information quality of this experiment? 
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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:52 PM

What an incredibly well-sourced collation of resources...follow this immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:52 PM

What an incredibly well-sourced collation of resources...follow this immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Elizabeth Brookfield's curator insight, April 8, 2014 5:35 AM

Must check a few of these out...