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Explore Milk!

Celebrate milk - June 1st is International Milk Day!

2020-06-01 00:00:00 2020-06-01 23:59:00 America/Chicago Explore Milk! Online -

Monday, June 01
All day

Add to Calendar 2020-06-01 00:00:00 2020-06-01 23:59:00 America/Chicago Explore Milk! Online -

Celebrate all things milk! Self-guided activities including milk art/science, videos and how-to on ice cream/ butter, read or listen to milk (and cow) related books and get your mooove on!

https://evanced.nileslibrary.org:2587/Video.aspx?ProductID=4974Ah, milk ...such a part of culture in so many countries. First, have some fun!

Try the following activities with ANY kind of milk...  soy milk, almond ‘milk’, oat ‘milk’, goat milk or the original 'got milk' milk from cows….

Make art with milk and explore the science too! (Caution, food coloring stains so protect your work surfaces and wear old clothes).

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/milk-color-explosion/

For more science behind it explore this link
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surfactant-science-make-a-milk-rainbow/

Try making ice cream in a bag : https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/ice-cream-in-a-bag/  This really works!!

Finally, if you have cream, don't know what to do with it (!) and have some time, make butter.  It is really good exercise!!  

https://www.cpp.edu/~agriscapes/documents/week3/make-butter.pdf This only works with cream, not plain millk or other milk substitutes.

In France, butter is an art form. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFFQrVdQm2k

In India, butter is clarified (solids skimmed off top) and becomes ghee. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RwE_BOMTjU

And in the Himalayas, butter is made from yak milk and added to tea. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/yak-facts

Finally, don't forget to READ about milk (or cows for that matter!)

Watch this title from our Tumblebooks resource 

You can also read along to it and many other milk books on Hoopla.

Want to know how milk turns to ice cream or did you just do that?! Try this book https://tinyurl.com/y7nouupl instead if you didn't have the ingredients at home....

Also for a good laugh, listen to Neil Gaiman's book Fortunately, the Milkhttps://bit.ly/3cftKmj

because we are fortunate to have milk (and cows)!   And in case you're wondering  National Cheese Day...is June 4th!

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