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Lab-Aids: Cheese Making Kit - STEMfinity
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Lab-Aids: Cheese Making Kit


Lab-Aids: Cheese Making Kit

Students will love making cheese using basic modern science concepts and one of the oldest scientific processes: enzymatic action. In this easy-to-do experiment, students first add viable, non-toxic bacteria to milk to adjusts the pH and enhances the flavor. They then add a milk clotting enzyme, a fermentation-derived product that is extremely effective at producing cheese curds. The process must be done over a two day period which allows students to study live, harmless bacteria in an important food process as well as the live bacteria itself. Open-ended activity suggestions are included in the teacher's guide.

Scientific Concepts:
  • Make cheese using enzymatic process
  • Study harmless bacteria in an important food process

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 15 Insulated plastic containers
  • 1 Bottle of Lactobacillus capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Sodium Chloride
  • 1 Bottle of milk clotting enzyme
  • 1 Package of cheesecloth
  • 1 Package of stirrers
  • 4 Dry powdered milk (quart size)

Classroom Planning:
  • Requires part (or all) of 3 consecutive class periods.
  • Number of students: 30