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Discover natural scientific phenomena in the Kitchen (Lilu’s House)


Which sort of bread do people eat in foreign countries? Why do you need yeast to make dough rise? Where is our numeral system from? With simple bread recipes children explore new culinary traditions and languages of other countries as well as the physics of yeast-dough. The kitchen offers children various opportunities for inquiry-based learning while simultaneously training their skills in speaking, reading and writing. The short stories and corresponding experiments can be read and done independently of each other and are adaptable regarding their order.

Find below the material as PDF ready for download as well as some additional material here.

The teaching unit is taken from the brochure ‘Lilu’s House: Language Skills through Experiments’. The complete brochure is available free of charge and can be ordered via email (to or downloaded. It was developed by an international team of primary school teachers from seven countries.

Authors: Jenny Schlüpmann (DE), Anna Gunnarsson (SW)

Lilu’s House: Kitchen Curiosities
Lilus Haus: Küchen-Kuriositäten

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