Dress Up Your Salad

Salad dressings use a variety of different ingredients, but it's important to have a healthy balance of greens to create a delicious mix. Young chefs examine five types of herbs including chives, basil, dill, parsley, and thyme to make a tasty, yet healthy, salad dressing. Given specific ingredients, your scientists choose the herbs they want to add to the dressing, making it their own. Of course a taste-test will follow!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have your class write out the materials needed and procedures to be completed in their science journals
Classroom Considerations

  • Gather materials from your local grocery store before implementing
  • Check for specific food allergies of your students
Pros

  • Engaging hands-on learning activity
  • Blends science and nutrition together
Cons

  • None
Common Core