Thanks to a new curriculum, students are learning history and science with food and fun.
A food inspired curriculum is showing students that food is more than just fuel for the body. It’s fun, and students learn more than cooking from it.
At Woods Academy, a private school in Bethesda MD, A new curriculum has been introduced using cooking as a means of exploring science, social studies, and nutrition. In addition to the science of cooking, students delve into food related topics, such as honey crystalization, energy conservation, and the chemistry of water.
Gardening is also included in the studies. Students started by planting seeds, growing greens.
“We’re growing mesclun, spinach and lettuce,” said second grader Rumi Patel. He said he liked spinach and lettuce, but has never tried mesclun.
Older students are also helping younger ones with the gardening activities. Plants will grown in the school greenhouse, which students built several years ago.