Be careful sterilizing your equipment and pouring out the milk from your large pot; use oven mitts!
Did you know you could make your own yogurt? Did you know that it’s actually pretty easy to do so, and could be an awesome experiment to learn about probiotics, fermentation, and cellular biology??
Did you know that your body is FULL of bacteria? Bacterial cells outnumber human cells 10 to 1 in the human body! While some of this bacteria can be harmful, we have a symbiotic relationship with much of this bacteria. This means that both we and the bacteria help each other out: our bacteria buddies help fight off the bad bacteria, and we help feed our buddies.
Lots of foods contain some of these bacteria buddies. When we eat these foods, we help restore the collection of good bacteria inside our bodies. Yogurt is one of these foods that makes for a happy microbiome, or happy bacteria inside our digestive systems.
What’s happening in Yogurt:
How Yogurt is Made:
This is serious food science! Guide your kiddos by helping them make sure to minimize germs throughout the process.
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