Kitchen Chemistry

Speaker: Alka Kumar
Cost: $90 for 4 Hour-Long Installments (Students must enroll in all 4)*
Ages: 6-10
2:30-3:30 pm PST 

October 1
October 8
October 15
October 22

 Zoom links will be sent upon registration.
*Participants must attend the entire series. Financial Aid is available!

Put on your lab coat and apron! This combination course in chemistry and culinary arts will give new meaning to the expression, “food for thought.” Students will learn scientific techniques related to experiments in liquid chromatography, chemical reactions, creating volcanoes and launching canister rockets! Students will learn to savor the chemistry behind cooking. Mastery will be demonstrated by the application of the Scientific Method and cooking techniques, with beginner-level analysis of Chemistry concepts.

About the Speaker

Alka holds a Master’s degree in Life Science and has conducted research in Microbiology related to Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in plants. In addition to her work at IEA, Alka is an instructor and independent consultant to public and private schools in and around LA. She currently teaches STEAM to grades K-5 at Sierra Madre Elementary, and offers her own Curious Kids Science Enrichment classes, camps, and workshops. Dedicated to inspiring young girls who have a passion, talent and aptitude in the STEAM fields, Alka has also brought her love of teaching to Project Scientist Academy. A nature lover at heart, Alka enjoys visiting National Parks in her leisure time with family.