I recently stumbled upon The Science of Cooking website - www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/
Oh what a fun stop on the internet! This is an intriguing way to learn about science and the history of food.
Science of Cooking Highlights:
Lessons on inertia and friction using hard boiled and raw eggs. And you can take a virtual visit to an organic chicken farm.
How do pickles (or pickling in general) play a role in history? What is the relationship between pickles and catsup?
How do salt, water, acids, oils, sugars and proteins contribute to the flavor of meat?
Other food as science topics - seasoning, bread and candy.
With all the cooking that goes on around this time of year I cannot think of a better website to incorporate science lessons!