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is food for your brain - it's science you can eat, it's a half-hour
of food, cooking and science! The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the
National Television Academy awarded the show an Emmy for Outstanding
Youth Programming on September 13, 2003.
Math and science are all around us - and you can find them
in the kitchen! BrainFood uses food and cooking to explore
density, a mainstay of the middle-school curriculum. Our hosts
serve up pickles, ice cream, soup, salad and dressing, all
with a delicious twist.
WQED Multimedia developed BrainFood with the Carnegie Science
Center, the Mon Valley Education Consortium and middle-school
math and science teachers. Bob Wolke, syndicated columnist
and author of What Einstein Didn't Know, was the show's science
advisor. BrainFood's content addresses national middle-school
standards. The Carnegie Science Center has earned a national
reputation for presenting food and science in their Kitchen
Theater. The Mon Valley Education Consortium works with twenty-five
school districts in the Pittsburgh region and is an authority
on middle school practice and curriculum.
"Discovering math and science in every day life makes
it relevant to a younger audience. BrainFood puts a unique
twist to this by illustrating the content through the use of
food and cooking," said Vice President of Education, Karen
Farmer White. "Molecules, density, and emulsions become
easier to understand when you can find them at your own kitchen
BrainFood was produced by Karen
Farmer White, executive produced by Jocelyn Hough and produced
by Gina Catanzarite.
“BrainFood” is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department
of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to
promote middle school math and science education.
WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh provides educational, cultural and
informational programming, products and services for local and
national audiences. It is the parent company of WQED tv13, WQED
fm89.3, WQEJ fm89.7/Johnstown, a publishing division, which includes
PITTSBURGH magazine, local and national productions, www.wqed.org,
and the WQED Education Resource Center.
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