How to Measure Correctly

Since I teach semester culinary classes, Valentines Day comes up around the time that I am going over how to measure correctly. I use this lab for my culinary II students who already have learned how to measure correctly so instead of demonstrating the techniques I have them show me that they remember how to measure correctly by making this recipe. This lab also allows them to get familiar with their kitchens and lab group. Obviously this recipe or any other cookie recipe could be used to produce the same results—students proving that they know how to measure different ingredients.

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Genetic Birth Defects Lesson Plan

Tired of lecturing? Have your students do the teaching with this lesson about genetic birth defects. Students research and learn about one birth defect then teach the rest of the class their findings via a PowerPoint presentation and student handout.

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Environmental Birth Defects Lesson

Students will research environmentally caused birth defects and create a pamphlet encouraging mothers to make wise choices about their lifestyle choices. Students will present their findings and pamphlet to the class.

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Quality Clothing

What is a high quality garment? Do brand names necessarily mean that an item is high quality? Which do you use more in evaluating apparel; quality, price or your knowledge about quality? How much does the price of a garment tell you about the quality of the apparel you buy?

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Make Your Own Cereal Lab

I always have my students look at cereal labels and compare two different kinds. We’ll this lesson takes it to the next level by allowing students to bake their own cereal, make an accurate nutrition label for their cereal, create advertising, and delve into FDA regulations on food labeling.

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