Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sample Nevada Activities

During the second session of this module, we completed several activities. The worksheet that guided this set of activities is available here.
  • Cookie Geography: Using blue frosting, draw the river systems from the state on a cookie.
    • Recommended cookie recipe: 3 c flour, 1 c powdered sugar, 1T vanilla, 1.5 c butter; Place batter in bar pan about 3/4" thick; Bake 20 minutes at 325°F.
    • To prepare the cookie shape, cut the shape before and immediately after baking.
    • Recommended frosting recipe: 3 c Crisco, 2 lbs. powdered sugar, 2 T meringue powder, 2 T clear vanilla extract, 2 t clear butter extract, pinch of salt, ~4 T water (add slowly until desired consistency), gel food coloring (if using water-based food coloring, add before water to ensure proper consistency).
In addition, I recommend these lesson plans:

Example student projects from Mr. Colin Haas' fourth grade students (included as part of their Nevada Research Report and Presentation assignments).

Mormon Fort

Hoover Dam

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