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NIST Metric Recipes

Published

Author(s)

Elizabeth Benham, Tanna Nguyen

Abstract

Cooking and baking using a kitchen scale is a fun way to build metric system abilities and apply measurement techniques. This recipe series is ideal for both new and experienced chefs. Completing a NIST metric recipe is an opportunity to apply culinary math, develop measurement skills, interpret instructions, complete steps in a necessary sequence, troubleshoot, build self-confidence, and enjoy the delicious results. Cooking and baking activities develop 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. This printable recipe card series is best when printed on cardstock. Companion resources are available on the NIST Metric Cooking website.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1290
Report Number
1290

Keywords

metric system, SI, international, system, units, recipe, bake, baking, cook, kitchen, food, eat, life skill, measure, scale, mass, weight, gram, length, centimeter, temperature, degree, Celsius, count, dish, dessert, student, classroom, activity, science, math, STEM

Citation

Benham, E. and Nguyen, T. (2023), NIST Metric Recipes, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1290, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936279 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created February 17, 2023