Why cooking? Children gain knowledge in multiple content domains:
- Language development and literacy
- Mathematical thinking
- Multiple areas of science
- Social studies
When making pancakes, children learn that more water in the batter will make a bigger but flatter pancake, seeing bubbles on the pancakes is one way of knowing that the pancake is ready to be flipped, and the consistency of the batter affects how easy or difficult it is to flip the pancake.
Now, time to experiment!