Secrets of Sourdough

What makes sourdough bread different from other types of bread? An installment of a PBS food science video series explains the science behind fermentation, yeast, bacteria, and their relationship with sourdough bread. It also discusses other foods that require fermentation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Make sourdough bread in class if time allows
  • Taste test various types of bread, keeping in mind possible allergies
Classroom Considerations
  • Video available for streaming or downloading
  • Educator Guide includes discussion questions related to the topic
  • Provides many links to related content
  • None