Apparently the “Cinnamon Challenge” is (finally) losing its appeal and the new “thing” is to microwave peeps. What a cool way to demonstrate how a microwave works!
Many people roll their eyes when I talk about teaching high school students to use a microwave. I think it is very interesting! I have learned a lot from teaching this unit. I learned that water is polarized and vibrates to move with the microwave radiation. I learned why foil starts fires, why closed containers explode, and why leftover pizza burns you even if the crust is cool. I love to learn the why behind things which is why the microwave unit is so fun.
- Peeps Microwave experiment with fill-in-the-blank notes. Notes are written to go with the textbook Food For Today, section 9-4, but can be completed with the presentation.
- Presentation with video links