Students get to celebrate their diversity by bringing in a recipe that illustrates their cultural heritage. They then convert the measurements from standard american to metric. Recipes are then gathered and published as a classroom cookbook to share with other students and parents.
I have been teaching science in middle school for nine years now and I absolutely love it. I have just started using interactive notebooks in my classroom so I am hoping to adapt many of my lessons to that format. Interactive notebooks give the students ownership and pride in their work.