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Activity: Get Cooking!

Activity: Get Cooking!

March 25, 2020

The following activity is part of our 14-day #eDLProjectShare series. The activity is extracted from our high school, Culinary Arts 1a course, Unit 4: Cuisine and Culture.



  1. Complete the following activity. Use the rubric located below the activity to assess how you are completing each of the required components.
  2. (Optional): Feel free to share your project progress or the final project with a short video or picture on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #eDLProjectShare @eDynamicLearning. *If you are under 18, you must have your teacher or parent or guardian’s permission to post. 
  3. (Optional): For teachers and parents looking to use as a graded activity, a rubric worth 15 points is located at the bottom of the activity.

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Activity: Get Cooking!


  • Video recording device
  • Pots, pans
  • Example foods for demonstration videos


As with most things in life, sometimes the best way to truly master a skill is to try it out first-hand. For this activity, you will be doing internet research (for example, locate and read culinary blogs or watch YouTube videos) on a variety of cooking methods and skills. Then record yourself as you demonstrate a variety of cooking methods and skills that you learned about in your research, verbally explaining and discussing each as you demonstrate them. You can alternately, or additionally, take pictures of your cooking adventure!

Step 1: Research

Before you jump into demonstrating cooking methods, you will need to do a little more online research to see these cooking methods in action. Look for videos of chefs or other cooks demonstrating the following:

  • At least two basic dry heat cooking methods such as sauté, griddle, pan-fry, deep-fry, baking, roasting, and grilling
  • At least two basic moist heat cooking methods such as poaching, simmering, boiling, and steaming
  • Demonstrate both basic combination cooking methods, stewing and braising

Make a list of the links for the best demonstration videos for each of your required examples.

Step 2: Make Your Own Video

For your own video, you are going to demonstrate in an imaginative format. Rather than actually turning on the stove, you will find ways to talk through your demonstration without physically cooking the items. You can use real pots and pans and use real or fake foods (cut out pictures from magazines, printed pictures off your computer, or draw/cut out foods from construction paper).

Your video should only be about 15 minutes in length. It should be a combination of verbally explaining the cooking methods and information mixed with demonstrating the specified procedures. Be sure to share the links for other successful demonstration videos with each of your cooking methods.

Speak loudly and clearly throughout your video and ensure that there is ample lighting. You may create one longer video that includes all of the above requirements or you may create a series of shorter videos for each different requirement.

For information on how you will be graded, please refer to the rubric below.

NOTE: If you don’t have a way to record yourself, then you can alternately take pictures and write out the details instead of talking though your cooking methods and procedures. Use a Word or PowerPoint to create your presentation.


eDynamic Learning Activity Rubric - Get Cooking