Chemical Engineering


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.

Teacher Notes

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  • Relate the processes in everyday life to unit operations and processes in chemical engineering.

Common Core Standards

  • HSN.Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

  • HSN.Q.A.3 Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.

Expected Lesson Duration

Lesson 1 - Introduction: 30 - 60 minutes

Lesson 2 - Projects: 150 - 180 minutes

Lesson 3 - Quiz: 30 - 60 minutes