Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this lesson students will demonstrate what they have learned in Understanding Recipes and apply this knowledge in the kitchen. This lesson can be used more than once adding in modifications by reducing or increasing the yield.
- Lab Time
- 60 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.6 Demonstrate use of sophisticated learning tools by following technical direction...2
Objectives and Goals
Students will demonstrate an unfamiliar recipe using correct techniques and procedures as specified.
Activities in this Lesson
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Hooks / Set
As class begins teacher will lead students through a quick review of the essential parts of a well written recipe. Discussion of the importance of reading and following a recipe through is reinforced.
Students will be told they are to complete the dish as written.
- What's Cooking? - Lab / Shop
Students will be working in their cooking groups to complete a dish from a mystery recipe. They will have approximately 50 minutes to complete the project and will be graded on the following:
Follow instructions - techniques used
Evaluation on the finished product
Clean up with everything in order
The lesson provides students an opportunity to demonstrate what they learned yesterday from the Understanding Recipes lesson. Do they read the recipe through before beginning any preparation? Do they follow the directions as stated in the step by step?
This lesson can be altered or used to provide students an opportunity to change the yield of a recipe by cutting it in half. Calculations for the decrease can be made on the second worksheet/recipe included.
Both recipe options are attached.
- Assessment Types:
Assessment is the final product. Were students able to follow the recipe as written with or without the modifications? Was the final product appropriate to the desired result?
You can take this one step further and add an evaluation or reflection of the student/group work.
Attached is a sample evaluation/reflection worksheet.
- Team Cooking Evaluation [ Download ]