The best way to learn about unschooling or unit studies is to pick something you love and just find out that you can also be learning reading, writing, art, science, math and social studies at the same time you are having lots of fun!
And who doesn’t love ice cream?
Ben & Jerry’s History
Come turn the pages of this ice cream history book to find out how two friends started their ice cream company.
The Chemistry of Ice Cream – Components, Structure, & Flavour
How complex can the mixing of three ingredients really be? As it turns out, the answer is: very! Simply mixing the ingredients together, then freezing them, isn’t enough to make a good ice cream.
~New mixing paddle makes frozen desserts in 20 minutes or less
~Large capacity makes up to 1-1/2-quarts
~Double insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice
~Easy lock transparent lid with large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free
~Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Finding Science in Ice Cream – An Experiment for Secondary School Classrooms
As the hot weather approaches and students minds begin to drift from the rigors of the school classroom or laboratory, a fun afternoon might be spent making ice cream and in so doing, introducing several aspects of the science and technology “behind the scenes.” You can actually major in ice cream dairy science at this university.
History of Ice Cream Cones
There is much controversy over who invented the first ice cream cone. From my research, I feel that the first cones were not invented in the United States. Both paper and metal cones were used in France, England, and Germany before the 19th century. Travelers to Dusseldorf, Germany reported eating ice cream out of edible cones in the late 1800s.
Homemade Ice Cream Cones
“These cones are in between a crepe and store-bought sugar cones. They’re a huge hit with all my friends! If you have extras store them in an airtight container, unroll and re-crisp in a 400℉ oven.” – Mal
Ice Cream Madness
Work on vocabulary with this sweet treat themed game.
The Straight Scoop in Ice Cream
Which country eats the most ice cream? How tall was the tallest ice cream cone? How many licks does it take to eat a single scoop ice cream cone?
Ice Cream in a Bag
We have a small ice cream machine, but it’s not a very hands-on way to explore the science of making ice cream so we decided to make the bag version. After we were done my 6 year old declared, “This is the best science experiment ever!”
Ice Cream Trucks
Even the transportation end of the ice cream business is an art!
Ice Cream Unit Study from ABC Teach
Who can study when it is hot outside? Got ice cream on the brain? Try these games and puzzles.
Meet John the Taster
If you like ice cream and want a neat job when you grow up, maybe you could be a professional ice cream taster like John here.
Freezer Bag Ice Cream
Make your own ice cream! Grab a few supplies and pick your favorite flavor!
Refreshing Homemade Sorbets
Is dairy off your diet? Try some of these recipes for your favorite fruit flavors with these recipes from Cooking Light.
How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Can
Make your own ice cream in a can! It only takes a few ingredients and will shake the boredom away.
What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?
We’re entering the high season for frozen treats! Truthfully, we’ll eat most of these no matter what name they go by, but is there really a difference between ice cream and gelato? Or is gelato just a fancier name for regular ol’ ice cream?