Last week Rooms 2 and 2a experimented with different types of noodles. We were looking to see how cooking them changed the noodles.
We looked at, felt and tasted some noodles straight out of the packet. They were different sizes and shapes.
We tried some instant noodles. They were crunchy, wavy and tasty. They snapped and scrunched when we bent them. We could pull the zig-zags apart, so we could see a single noodle from the block.
Next we looked at long spaghetti noodles. They were long and straight.
Next we put some big pots of water on to boil! We needed hot water to cook the noodles.
Next we put in the hard noodles. Mrs de Koning slipped the spaghetti into one pot. She dropped the seashell shapes into another pot to cook.
We went onto the back field to look at the cooked and cooled noodles. We held them and felt them, sniffed them and tasted them.
We looked at the seashell shapes too. They looked and felt very different to the long spaghetti noodles.
We stood on the field in case we dropped a few pieces of pasta. The noodles were so soft and slippery they were hard to hold! The birds came to nibble at the dropped pieces. Mrs de Koning took the left-overs back home to feed to her chickens. Do you think they thought they were eating worms?
We went back to class and looked at the photos with Mrs Green. She had taken all the wonderful photos. We talked about what we had seen, felt and done. Everyone noticed the changes which happened when the pasta had been cooked!
From hard to soft, from straight to wiggly, from snapping to stretching. Ask us all about it!!