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In this home economics learning exercise, students find the terms that are related to the subject of cooking. The answers are found when clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Fourth graders discover how to cook rice. In this cooking lesson, 4th graders discover how to cook rice correctly. Students read and follow cooking directions and discuss how their rice turned out.
Pupils enjoy the excitement in the short story, Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! In this Cook-A-Doodle Doo! lesson plan, students work to tell the difference between fact and fiction, learn vocabulary, and compare and contrast different stories.
Third graders make journey cakes. In this cooking instructional activity, 3rd graders read written directions for journey cakes and measure out the ingredients. They cook and discuss the relationship between the cakes and Native Americans. 
Students will create a garden with specific fabrics to a set grid (p 73) to fit the pull-out pattern of the gate. This pattern will be transferred onto the foreground which in turn will be basted onto the garden. A hand needle-turn method will be used to sew the gate onto the garden.
Excerpts from a New York Times article about children cooking dinner for their family can lead learners to express opinions about taking on real life responsibilities. The story will prompt discussion, but add more questions directed at expressing and supporting opinions than the ones included here.
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs young scholars for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you. Tip: For readers, print and enlarge the steps for each cooking activity and post at eye level in the cooking area.
Students are introduced to explorer James Cook and explore some basic information. They watch and take notes as the teacher present the Cook overview. Students play Cook Jeopardy following the slideshow. They play Jeopardy to see how well they paid attention.
American traditions of Thanksgiving come to life through culinary activities. Young chefs practice cooking a turkey and setting a table for a Thanksgiving family feast. They use math and reading skills to follow directions and measure ingredients accordingly.
Students experience sewing by hand. They discover and demonstrate the techniques necessary to make the Crown of Cherries block, a pattern transfer, applique placement and needleturn applique and perfect circles. They also observe some dimensional circle options.
Students build a solar box cooker. They measure and record the temperatures inside their oven over a period of time. They complete their cooking project for the solar cooker.
In this all about Chinese cooking worksheet, students match 15 photographs of Chinese food with the name of the dish, read about food preparation, then answer 9 short answer questions about Chinese cooking.
Students study the food pyramid. In this adult health lesson, students discover ways to change their cooking habits to lessen fat content. Given different recipes, they brainstorm ways to change some of its fatty ingredients to make it healthier.
Learners review abbreviations of words used in recipes, acceptable substitutions of foods in recipes, standard equivalents of measurements and correct terminology of cooking terms through the use of written assignments.
Young scholars examine the female and male reproductive system while describing names, purposes, and locations of reproductive organs. In this reproductive system instructional activity, students explain the functions of the parts of the female and male reproductive systems. Young scholars complete a worksheet as a large group.
The Ugly Vegetables is a book that introduces young children to some of the lesser-known veggies. With healthy eating and Chinese cooking as the theme of the lesson plan, children will discuss how healthy food can stimulate the five senses. They read the story and then make and eat and ugly vegetable soup using a variety of Chinese veggies, like bok choy and daikon radishes. Some great extras are included. 
Students, using the "Oh Sew Easy" book, create a duvet cover. Along with the duvet cover they create a a shower curtain. Students perform the hands on activity by using fabric and a sewing machine.
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words related to the concept of sewing and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Seventh graders study facets of sewing. They create and complete a sewing project.
Young scholars learn the basic principles of microwave cooking and prepare a dessert in the microwave using correct procedures.

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