A Baker’s Dozen

Usually, “a dozen” means 12. But “a baker’s dozen” means 13. Why is that? Long ago, people couldn’t weigh things very well. The bakers knew that. Sometimes bad bakers sold …

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Why Bread Rises

Bakeries always have large loaves of bread. However, bread dough is much smaller. How does it grow bigger? The answer is yeast. To make bread dough, you need flour, sugar, …

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Bird Beaks

Birds eat with their beaks. Each bird’s beak shape is good for eating different kinds of food. Sparrows eat lots of seeds. They have short, thick beaks. They open the …

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