Baking food from scratch creates food that tastes good, is better for you and teaches important life skills. Homemade food eliminates the need for single use plastics and non-recyclable food packaging e.g. granola bar wrappers). Homemade food is better for the planet.
Working in pairs students learnt how to make cookies from scratch. They learnt the science of what happens when ingredients interact and why following the method exactly is critical in creating a successful end-product. A classroom blindfolded taste test would then prove which product tasted better; factory made cookies or homemade cookies.
The batches of cookies were then sold at recess to grades k-7 and the money raised was used for an eco-fieldtrip to the Cedar Landfill. (insert photo)