Science & Nature

Food Science: Learn the Science of Apples and Five Delicious Recipes

In this 4-day course learners will investigate the science behind apples with five delicious and simple apple recipes.
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80 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Day 1: Apple Butter
3 lb. Granny Smith apples
3/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. water
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1 tbsp. apple pie spice (or pumpkin pie spice)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Slow cooker or stockpot

Day 2: Apple Pie
2 sheets of pie dough
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
juice from half a lemon (2 tablespoons)
5 pounds apples* (5 pounds before peeling and coring)
- choose 3 types of apples, just over 1 pound per type
- we will be making 4 small pies to test the difference between the types of apples as well as a mix of varieties
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cardamom, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk, for brushing on pie
1 tablespoon beaten egg, optional, for brushing on pie
1 tablespoon raw sugar, for topping pie
4 small pie tins
4 medium bowls, microwavable

Day 3: Apple Cider
1 orange
10 medium apples (use a variety– I use Honeycrisp and Granny Smith)
3 cinnamon sticks (or 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon)
2 teaspoons ground cloves
granulated sugar to taste
slow cooker or a stock pot

Day 4: Candied Apples
4 1/2 cups cane sugar
4 to 8 apples (depends on how many you want to make)
1 cup water
1/3 cup corn syrup or golden syrup
Optional: food coloring and dips like pistachios, sprinkles, etc.
Parchment or silicone mat
Baking sheet
Medium pot
Candy or cooking thermometer
5 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Learners may need supervision in one or more of the classes due to the use of the stovetop and a knife. Caution will be brought up in class, but the teachers asks for supervision if the learner is not experienced in the kitchen.


Lives in the United States
Scientist who is enthusiastic about STEM
1454 total reviews
1104 completed classes

About Me

Hello! am a scientist and adventurer. I have a Masters degree in Animal Science with minors in Chemistry and Fish & Wildlife. I started my journey investigating sheep and goats, went on to study shrimp and zooplankton, and have many years of... 
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