Standard 1: 3.PS1.3 Describe and compare the physical properties of matter including color, texture, shape, length, mass, temperature, volume, state, hardness, and flexibility.
Standard 2: 3.RI.KID.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers.
Standard 3: 3.ETS1.1 Design a solution to a real-world problem that includes specified criteria for constraints.
Students will develop their own understanding of “scoring” by grading different types of cookies. This activity sets them up for critiquing with fidelity and reason.
This lesson also involves to students to use math as they determine totals and percentages.
The lesson started with an interactive read aloud from NewELA.
From there, students were introduced to different combinations of foods that are often seen as "freaky". Using a rubric, students critiqued each item/combo to find out which was preferred and which was too "gross".
As students continued their studies about frog in their traditional content classes, in the kitchen we took it up a notch!
With most every lesson, I involve a literacy text to hook and engage the students (and to embed more cross-curricular habits).
We talked about the benefits of slime on animals and what kinds of animals have slime.
From there... things got SLIMY!
Who doesn't love a good CHOPPED competition? Better yet.... use ingredients that aren't typical and call it FREAKY! Oh... don't forget the local community partner: Sean Lindsey from Chattanooga's Goodfellas Pizzeria.
So what's the challenge... what is in the basket?
PINEAPPLE & PIZZA DOUGH! .... OH, AND NO RED PIZZA SAUCE OR SHREDDED MOZZERELLA CHEESE. NOW WHAT?
(I had purchased a random assortment of toppings, sauces, and goodies that would allow creativity to shine during this activity. Yet, there was a cap on the number of ingredients that could be used to manage excessiveness)
Similar to Chopped Challenge, students will work in a team to prepare a meal using ONE ingredient in a basket that remind them of FROGS: avocados (bumpy & green)
Ending the day (while eating...) with a quick article study:
Kick off the lesson with an IRA:
Then lead into what do frogs eat and stay near?
Set the rules and expectations:
And reveal the basket ingredients: CHOCOLATE TWINKIE "LOGS" AND GUMMY WORMS!