Why cooking? Children gain knowledge in multiple content domains:
- Language development and literacy
- Mathematical thinking
- Multiple areas of science
- Social studies
When making scrambled eggs, children learn the appearance of the eggs changes the more the eggs are stirred in the skillet and the longer the eggs are in the hot skillet, the more solid the eggs become.
Select one of the versions to start cooking:
- booklet: one instruction per page.
- 3-4 year olds: The recipe directions are written in a rebus style (using high frequency words and pictures that stand for words). Measurements are listed in terms of “big” and “small”. Pictures show not only what size spoon, but how many of each size.
- grades K-2: The recipe directions are written in simple text. Measurements are listed in cooking terms such as “Tablespoon” and “½ teaspoon”. Pictures show how many of each.
- grades 2-3: The recipe directions have minimal illustrations.