Karen Baldwin lives in Indiana and runs a small family business, Tapaahsia Farm, which produces handmade soaps and lotions. You may have seen Karen at the Uptown Oxford Farmer’s Market where she sells her goods!
Karen and her son and daughter joined us for the whole day, teaching each grade the process of making soap, including the science behind the process. The younger students explored the elements that are incorporated in soaps, and each got to cut their own bar of soap. Older students got to participate in the entire soap making process.
The science explored during soap making included investigating the different oils and substances, scents, temperature, weight, and chemical change.
We must extend a huge thank you to Karen and her children for sharing their knowledge with us!