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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With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.