Batch processes in batch reactors (such as pots & pans, ovens, etc.) are used for preparing most gourmet foods in a food laboratory (kitchen). The reaction steps are preceded or followed by material or feed preparation in other auxiliary pieces of equipment, such as blenders, food processors, separators and heaters/coolers. A delicate balance between ingredients and spices (raw materials), timing, and processing (cooking) time must be achieved to bring out subtle flavors.
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- Relate the processes in everyday life to unit operations and processes in chemical engineering.
Common Core Standards
|Common Core Standard||Student Action|
|HSN.Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.||Students calculate and report quantities of each ingredient in their recipe to develop their process flow diagram.|
|HSN.Q.A.3 Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.||Students determine appropriate measures and necessary rounding for each ingredient in their recipe to develop their process flow diagram.|
Expected Lesson Duration
Lesson 1 - Introduction: 30 - 60 minutes
Lesson 2 - Projects: 150 - 180 minutes
Lesson 3 - Quiz: 30 - 60 minutes