Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

This week students have continued with their “Big Idea.”  We have been thinking like Scientists as we cooked up the seeds we discovered inside our pumpkins last week. 

Yesterday, students asked questions when they told we were going to cook the seeds – “What will they taste like…? What will they look like…? What will they smell like…?” 

Then the children looked at the ingredients we would be using for the recipe and predicted what the seeds would taste, smell and feel like after they were cooked. 

Today, we looked at the parts of a recipe (ingredients, tools and steps), cooked our seeds then had a chance to taste our sweet and spicy treats. 

Later we shared and recorded what we observed and thought about the seeds. 

Cooking is a great way for students to make predictions and observations.  They learn important mathematical concepts such as size and measurement when using various sized cups and spoons.   Children also learn different action (mix, melt, stir) and descriptive words (crunchy, spicy, sweet, savory) to explain what they are experiencing. 

Stay tuned to the page Recipes from 102 for the Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds recipe that you can make at home.

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