Gann's Students "churn the butter"
Gann's Students "churn the butter"

6th graders in Mrs. Gann's Science classes had the experience of turning milk cream into butter under the direction of Mrs. Carla Vaught, County Extension Agent.  The students have been studying the different phases of matter and used that knowledge in action as they took the liquid cream and turned it into solid butter.  Mrs. Vaught explained the history of butter and the processes by which it has been produced in the past and also how technology has made that process more efficient now.  Students were able to see by video inside a milk processing plant where milk is separated into cream, butter, and buttermilk,  The students were then given a jar with cream and began the process of "churning" the cream by shaking it until the liquid had formed a solid, the butter.  Once this process was complete, the students were able to enjoy the "fruits" of their labor by using crackers to snack on their butter.