Welcome to the NIST Metric Kitchen! The most frequent measurements made in the home are those used for cooking and baking.
Completing a metric recipe is an opportunity to apply culinary math, expand measurement skills, interpret instructions, complete steps in a necessary sequence, troubleshoot, build self confidence, and enjoy the delicious results! For young chefs, these activities offer an opportunity to refine fine motor skills and coordination, practice selecting appropriate cooking tools, opening containers, mixing, pouring without spilling, counting, weighing, as well as reading and interpreting a digital scale readout or oven thermometer.
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