Akudaq is a traditional treat made in Alaska from animal fat and Berries.
Here I expanded upon the Eskimo treat and made it into a full lab activity. The students love looking under the field scopes at the berries.
They also like making the Akudaq out of Crisco and Black Berries that they picked at Berrie Camp.
The elders and Yupi'ik Eskimo teachers loved sharing the treat at the school.
To expand upon this, I modified a calorimetry lab to explore how many calories are in food. I found that Akudaq does not burn well enough to work in a calorimeter, so I had to modify it to burn kids cereal. The kids loved playing with fire in the fume hood!
Keywords: Akudaq, Eskimo Ice Cream, berries, animal fat, lard, sugar, juice, recepie, food, lab, science, calorimetry, fire, treat, delacacy, field scope, observations, berry picking, Alaska, culture, Yup'ik Eskimo
by Stan Baldwin
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