Microwave Magic

The microwave is a staple in many American households, but how exactly does it work? Approach this question from a scientific and practical standpoint, and discover cooking strategies, recipes, and methodologies for the standard microwave.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is a great variation to a cooking labs unit. Consider taking a recipe and using several different preparation and cooking methods, such as a microwave or stovetop, for the same recipe to compare and contrast the process and results
Classroom Considerations

  • As some parents may choose not to use a microwave in their households, be sure to obtain parent approval before beginning this lesson.
Pros

  • Includes recipes, lab demonstrations, vocabulary, and safety measures
Cons

  • None
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  • Worksheet
  • Answer Key
  • Recipe