What is taste? What is flavor? There are five essential tastes along with countless more smells that combine to make flavors. Investigating how foods complement each other is important to understanding flavor.
Your reflection wheel has eight different questions that expand on the question: Are you happy with what you made and how you cooked? Why or why not? Every time you cook, spin your wheel, and reflect on the question you land on. There are a variety of ways to respond to that question.
We believe that sharing and connection are a vital part of kitchen learning. As students explore their own kitchens, virtual platforms can allow students to share and connect across distance. In this curriculum, we suggest that teachers decide on one sharing platform for their class to use.
What stories might a kitchen tool tell? In the Kitchen Habits of Mind lesson, you reflected on the importance of curiosity while cooking. This activity gives you a chance to look at your kitchen with curiosity and make some exciting discoveries about everyday kitchen objects.
In this sixth grade science class, students will begin to understand the process of decomposition and learn about the organisms responsible for breaking down matter. Students will also begin to make the connection with finished compost as food for plants in the garden.
In this sixth-grade lesson, students experience cooking and eating outdoors. Instead of the usual Closing Circle in the Ramada, we enjoy fresh food and good conversation as we eat together at the long table to celebrate the last 6th grade garden class of the year.
In this sixth-grade science lesson, students explore and study flowers like scientists do, learn about and practice scientific drawing, label a flower's structures and their function, and discuss their findings, questions, and ideas.
In this seventh-grade humanities lesson, students make maki sushi and focus closely on their knife skills and on displaying their food artfully. This is the third in the five-lesson series leading up to Iron Chef, the culminating challenge of the seventh-grade kitchen experience.
In this seventh-grade humanities lesson, students make the broth and a variety of toppings for udon noodle soup. They learn how to make a simple stock from scratch, practice their knife skills, and coordinate timing as a group to complete a variety of recipes at the same time.