Roasting Vegetables
Place of Learning: 
35-80 Min
Grade Level: 
In this lesson, students will learn how to roast vegetables. Students will draw a picture of their favorite vegetable. Students will then watch a video that examines factors like oven temperature and vegetable size which affect how the vegetables cook.
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Understand how temperature affects the rate at which vegetables cook.
  • Understand how to roast vegetables.  
Materials & Prep: 
  • Computer or phone with internet access to view video
  • Notepad


Procedure Steps: 
Before students get started
  • Collect all the materials listed.
  • Included in a lesson is a downloadable student version of the lesson plan, which details all directions on how to complete the lesson.  
  • This lesson includes worksheets. If you are not able to provide students with paper copies of the lesson or if students do not have printers, please direct them to copy the worksheets onto a sheet of paper.
  • For the worksheets that accompany this video we have provided fillable PDFs.  
10 Min

The student will draw their favorite vegetable. They can draw as many as they like. They will need their notepad or piece of paper. Click here to view Edible Schoolyard teacher Ms. Griselda’s drawing of her favorite vegetable, a carrot! (10 mins)

5 Min

Students will watch "How to Roast Vegetables": First, they will view the video without taking notes.

20 Min

Utilizing the video, students will answer questions as in the worksheet or on a piece of paper. We recommend students to rewatch the video and pause as often as they need to help them answer the questions.

45 Min

With support from a family member, students will use the Visual Aid for Roasting to roast vegetables. Encourage students to take pictures of what they cook and post it to a class platform.

References How to Roast Vegetables



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Roasting: the action of cooking something in an oven or over an open fire
Texture: the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance
Surface area: the total area of the outer surfaces of an object
Starchy Vegetables: vegetables that have lots of starch (a type of carbohydrate). Examples include corn, squash, potatoes, and yams.
Cruciferous Vegetables: vegetables in the brassica family; cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, broccoli, and brussels sprouts
Density: the degree of compactness of a substance
Seasoning: salt, herbs, or spices added to food to enhance flavor