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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Salsa Laboratory

This lesson allows teams of students to create their very own salsa recipe. They gather ingredients from the supply table and can either use plastic knives to cut up produce or can use blenders or a food processor to cut and mix the ingredients. Team building skills will be developed as the students create their own salsa recipe after studying a recipe from Kids A Cookin'. The connection is made from garden to plate.

Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th

Time: 50 minutes

Subjects: Science, Math


  1. Student's will create and name their own salsa recipe.

  2. Student's will use standard units of measurement such as ounces, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc.

  3. Develop technical writing and oral communication skills by creating recipe cards and giving a presentation.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Measurement and Conversion Tables