Instructor: Margaret Liberti-Wiegert
Margaret Liberti grew up in the kitchen with her Papa (Dad), and in his pizzeria! Food has always been her passion, and as she went through school, science became an additional passion. Margaret has been a biology/chemistry teacher and taught at a local SUNY for over a decade. Teaching science has always been Margaret’s professional passion, while cooking has been her personal passion. She now can share her two passions- and The Science Chef was born!
The Science Chef Workshops
The Science Chef is glad to bring two fun concepts together: science and food! For children, we are bringing a love for science and food together with fun, hands-on activities that bring each themed class together for an engaging (and tasty)! lesson in STEM.
Learn all about your favorite dinosaurs, including what they ate. Explore the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. End by making a fossil dig that tastes as good as it looks!
Our bodies need energy, and we get it from our food! Students will learn how the body turns food into fuel, watch a peanut burn to calculate calories and discuss the differences in calorie requirements for a couch potato and an Olympic athlete!
Learn the basic structure of a rocket and how to launch a real rocket! We will launch a rocket on site (weather and space permitting). Customize your own “rocket pop” cake push pop!
Astronauts in the kitchen
Experience life in a space kitchen with this fun class about how and what astronauts eat in orbit. Calculate how much food a mission needs, discuss the issue of waste in space and engineer a solution to a real-life problem faced by space workers while in orbit!