Students plan for the creation and preparation of a breakfast hash, using the design, skills, and technologies competencies of the new ADST Grade 8 curriculum and content areas related to Foods. Activity includes interviewing others, proposing ingredients, considering constraints (budget, allergies), coming up with a recipe, preparing the recipe, sharing results and soliciting feedback, and reflecting.
Activity involves curricular competencies related to design, skills, and technologies.
Content areas include: cross-contamination, including prevention and management; food preparation practices, including elements of a recipe, techniques, and equipment; and effects of removing or substituting ingredients, including nutritional profile, food quality, taste.
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"I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of": Exploration Routine by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors
During the activity, students pick up a natural object, such as a leaf, and make “I notice…” statements out loud with a partner, then share some of their observations with the group. They do the same with “I wonder…” questions, and with “It reminds me of…” connections. Then, students practice using these tools while exploring whatever they find interesting. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again.
- Increase curiosity for and directly engage with aspects of the natural world.
- Make observations, ask questions, and relate findings to past experiences.
- Learn that descriptive observations are distinct from statements of opinion or identification.