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Lesson reaches beyond cooking.

--Huntsville Times, March 17, 2008

What's the correlation between science and cooking a cake? Daniel Adamek and Judy Brown, ACTE Teacher of the Year, have developed a lesson called, "Savory Science," which is a new hands-on professional development workshop for science, family and consumer sciences (FACS) and agriscience teachers on the science of cooking. The video was broadcasted on ACCESS to teachers across Alabama.

The video showcases Brown and Adamek conducting a science experiment using an ordinary cake recipe, and cooking it 14 different ways with different ingredients.

The video provides teachers with new methods on how to teach advanced science concepts to their students. Brown works for the Alabama State Department of Education and tries to develop innovative ways to integrate career education into core academic courses. Adamek, who works with AZ Technologies in Huntsville, wrote the script for the ACCESS broadcast and helped write a lesson plan for teachers to use in the classroom. Vanessa Chandler, a FACS teacher at Lee High, enjoyed the cooking lesson--especially how math and science was integrated in the video.

"The generation these kids live in is hands-on," Chandler said. "If you keep them in the classroom and don't show them (how things work), you lose them."
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Title Annotation:ACTE in the News
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Date:May 1, 2008
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