Robert is an 8 year old PACT student. Last week, mom wrote about using donuts as a jumping off point for a student interest led unit. This week, it is Robert's turn.
Today’s focus is on donuts. I'm studying donuts because I want to open up a donut shop. To learn about donuts, I went to a whole lot of donut shops. When I went to the donut shops I got one specific donut, the maple bar.
My favorite donut is the maple bar .I got a maple bar from two different places to try to see which one is better so I can make the best maple bar. I did this with 16th Street and Marie's donuts. 16th street donuts looks like a big donut and had a large amount of ......of .....;of FROSTING. I couldn't see under the frosting. Marie’s had less frosting and was smaller. On, Marie’s I could see through the frosting and see the donut.The donut from 16th street donuts was 66 grams heavier than Marie’s.
When I tasted 16th street it was more eggy and yummier than Marie’s which had flavor in it ,but not as good as 16 street donuts. 16 street had way more maple taste.
You can find Robert's data here. Robert carefully took measurements of each donut and took a blind taste test. He also explored the attributes of yeast. His next step is to create his own perfect maple donut.