Students Are Learning the Science of Bread Baking to Help Those in Need (VIDEO)

Fourth grade students from across Montgomery County are learning the science of bread baking to help those in need.

Hundreds of students gathered at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus early Monday for King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good: Kids Bake Learn Share” program.

A demonstrator with the program shows students how to use math and science to create recipes using flour.

“This is important because we want show kids where their food comes from,” said Amy Driscoll, instructor for King Flour’s Bake for Good program. “We also want them to understand that they have the ability to help people.”

Monday’s demonstration was to help facilities students’ confidence in baking bread since their upcoming take home assignment will require them to make two loathes of bread.

Each student will be sent home with two packages of flour, yeast, a recipe booklet, a bread donation bag and a dough scraper. The ingredients will allow the students to bake one loaf for their families and the other loaf will be donated to Interfaith Works.

“Hunger is such a big problem in our country,” said Driscoll. “One in every five kids goes to bed hungry. It’s important that kids feel powerful to address some of these social issues that are going on around them.”

In addition to bread baking, students had a chance to participate in hands-on experiments with scientists, doctors and nurses.  Organizers said the goal is to help students explore STEM careers at an early age.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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