43 Minute Lab Series: Shake a Pudding

After noticing continuous requests for lab suggestions that are doable in 43 minute class periods, I’ve decided to do a recurring series, featuring recipes that can be completed from beginning to end in a 43 minute time frame. In some cases, longer recipes will broken into two day labs. In addition, I will include my pre-lab review questions that pertain specifically to the recipe. This helps to ensure that students are reading the recipe. It also allows me time to show any videos that may demonstrate the product or specific techniques. So, without further ado, I present the 43 Minute Lab Series: Shake a Pudding!

Teachable Concepts

  • Calcium & Bone Health
  • Dairy Food Group
  • Heathy Snacks

Pre-Lab Activities

  • In the class that I use this recipe, we cover the nutrients and food groups, so this would be an example of a food that is a good source of calcium and belongs in the dairy group on MyPlate.
  • After students have been taught about calcium and bone health via the Calcium & Dem Bones lesson, they have completed their Milk Mustache project, students are ready for food preparation.
  • Of course, prior to actually prepping, I assign students the Pre-Lab Questions to answer. Some of the questions review what we’ve learned in class while others allow me to see what they know and cover the material on-the-spot if needed.
    Finally, it’s lab time and students prepare and enjoy their own “shake a pudding”!
  • The beauty of this lab is that it’s pretty short and sweet so depending on the skill level and speed of your students, you may actually have class time remaining to review or introduce a new topic! Also, the half-pint canning jars can be used for making desserts in a jar.



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