The Science of Pizza: It's a Little Cheesy!


Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Science Center, Lecture Hall B, 1 Oxford St. Cambridge

Why does pizza crust have holes? How does cheese form from milk? How do you break down food into the fuel your body needs? What makes pizza dough stretchy? Join us at the 2018 Harvard Holiday Science Lecture as we observe, touch, taste, and explore some of your favorite foods. Kids, families, students, teachers and the curious are welcome! You will discover the physics, chemistry and biology of cheese and bread, look at them under a microscope, make a simple cheese (yum!), and learn about digestion (yuck!). Using live experiments and interactive demonstrations with children from the audience, we will investigate the wonders of pizza. Come and be a scientist with us!

Note: There will be two sessions of this program, one starting at 11:00am and another at 2:00pm.

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