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FACS: Why do I need a recipe? (Nutri/Food)

Life Skills:

  • Communication

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students learn from hands-on application why a recipe is important (especially when working in a lab setting together).

Main Curriculum Tie:
FACS 6th Grade
Strand 1 Standard 1

Demonstrate basic skills related to nutrition, kitchen and food safety, sanitation, and food preparation.

Career Connections:

  • food service, anything requiring following directions

Bread, cheese, butter, frying pan, turner, plates.

Background For Teachers:
Have lab groups prepared ahead of time.

Student Prior Knowledge:
None... it actually works best if they've never been in a kitchen before.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will recognize the purpose of using recipes when cooking.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Have students go back to their kitchens.
  2. Tell them they are going to be making grilled cheese sandwiches as a group.
  3. Don't give them any instructions on how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Let them try to figure it out as a group.
  4. As they argue, tell them they have to work it out as a group. (Unless it gets really ugly).
  5. After the lab, have them outline the problems they ran into as a group and list these on the board.
  6. Discuss the purpose of a recipe with the class and give them examples of good recipes from cookbooks to look at.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Students can help each other while in the kitchen.

Assessment Plan:
Give the students credit for following lab rules and procedures. They should also get some credit for positively participating in their group.

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Created Date :
Jul 28 2003 11:20 AM