Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Visit Bob’s Red Mill

August 18th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, August 18, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Bob’s Red Mill

(www.bobsredmill.com/tour-our-world-headquarters.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

At this website you can take a video tour of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, an Oregon-based company that, as the website explains, uses “old-world technology to mill hundreds of all-natural whole grain products.”

Read through the introduction, then select the “Video Tour” link to be taken to the YouTube video tour.

Meet the owners Bob and Charlie Moore. Learn how farmers supply the organic grain and how the grain is transported, cleaned, and milled into flour, meals, and cereals. Discover the centuries old stone-milling techniques Bob’s uses to create stone-ground products that are tested for quality assurance in every phase of production. You’ll see the packaging lines, distribution warehouse, and see how retailers can best display the products in their stores. At the end of the presentation, the Moore’s extend an invitation to the viewer to visit the mill in Oregon – where you can take a real-time tour.

When you’re through watching the video, back on the website, use the menu to learn more about the history of the company, and their organic and gluten-free products. You’ll also find recipes that use whole grain and gluten-free products as well.

Dole Farm Tours

June 9th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, June 9, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Dole Farm Video Tours

(www.dole.com/en/videos?category=farming)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Discover how Dole farms pineapples and bananas are grown and processed with the videos provided at the Dole website.

When arriving at the link, scroll down to the page to select your video. While the videos are not in sequential order, visitors will be able to get the idea of the processes involved. Videos range in length from a minute to six minutes and include:

  • Bananas and Pineapples Journey from Farm to Store
  • Growing Pineapples
  • Harvesting Pineapples
  • Packing Pineapples
  • Organic Pineapples
  • Planting and Growing Bananas
  • Harvesting Bananas
  • Merchandising Bananas
  • Banana Ripening Process
  • Different Varieties of Bananas
  • Organic Bananas
  • Banana Care & Quality
  • Dole Solar Harvester

And much more. After viewing the video tours, check out the side bar for recipes to end your tour with a delicious treat.

The History of Pasta

July 14th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, July 14, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Pasta for All – History of Pasta

(www.pastaforall.info/wordpress/history-of-pasta/)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

In recognition of Macaroni Day, today’s website explores the history of pasta and much more.

When arriving at the link, read the interesting story about the origins of pasta. Then use the upper menu to discover more. Hover over the “What is Pasta?” to find interesting: 

  • Pasta Fun Facts
  • Scientific findings about the health benefits of pasta
  • Pasta traditions and food facts from around the world.

Discover “The Truth About Pasta” to learn more interesting facts about its health benefits and how pasta is good for the earth. Learn more about “Nutritional Information” and dig into tempting “Recipes” from around the world.

In the “Resources” section, not only can you read the “Pasta for All” digital magazine, but also find the “Pasta for Children Around the World” curriculum with lessons, information, and recipes that can be easily integrated into your history and geography studies.

This website provides a delicious twist to add to your homeschool day.

Thanksgiving-Themed Math

November 16th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, November 16, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various (see below)

Age Range: Varies (children with parental supervision)

 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we thought it might be fun to have a Thanksgiving-themed activity today!

PUMPKIN PIE MATH PROBLEMS & ACTIVITIES

NRICH – enriching mathematics: Word Problem with ratio, proportion, and fractions

David Schwartz’s Math Moments: Relishing Math at the Thanksgiving Feast. Learn math while making cranberry relish.

Make Pumpkin Pi – several recipes to choose from to make “pumpkin pi”.

MAYFLOWER MATH

Mayflower Math – Voyage into history and math with this shipshape Thanksgiving theme unit, with a two-page Mayflower reproducible. Lots of interesting math questions based on the Mayflower and passengers.

THANKSGIVING MATH FLASH CARDS

Printable Multiplication Facts Flash Cards for Thanksgiving! They can be printed on card stock, if you like, and you can let your son or daughter decorate them.

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

November 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Friday, September 18, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip

at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Herr’s Snack Factory Tours

(www.herrs.com/snackfactorytours/VirtualTours.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Take a short break from your studies to view 3 short slide shows (about 4 slides each) about a few of Herr’s snack products.

Choose from: 

  • Chip Manufacturing Virtual Tour
  • Pretzel Manufacturing Virtual Tour
  • Tortilla Chip Manufacturing Virtual Tour

But don’t let the length of the tours keep you from visiting this website. There is a lot more to learn here. When you are finished with your tours, use the sidebar menu to select “About Herr’s”. Through a brief time-line format, learn the interesting history of this Pennsylvania born company that began with the desire of a 21-year-old man to create quality snack foods. You can also learn how Herr’s strives to be a good steward of our natural resources by checking out the “Ecology Awareness” page. Find yummy recipes using snack foods by selecting “Recipes” under the “Product Info & Recipes” link.

If you are lucky enough to live in the Nottingham, Pennsylvania area, you can schedule a free tour to see the factory in action.

This website provides a good example of a family-owned business that should inspire and encourage children to pursue their dreams at any age.

Little House on the Prairie Activities

June 17th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, June 17, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Laura’s Prairie House (http://www.laurasprairiehouse.com/)

 

Age Range: 7-18 (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website claims to be the definitive place for information, resources, and learning activities based on the Little House on the Prairie book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The content here is terrific, even if the ads are a nuisance.
When you get to the site you’ll see Google ad links, followed by an introduction to the site and a list of the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Click on the book titles to read a brief description of each book. Then, continue to click on subsequent links, or use the menu to find: 
  • Crafts, Lessons, Recipes, Music, & Activities – Make maple syrup candy, do a book character word search puzzle, print out worksheets and lesson ideas that include how to grind wheat, churn butter, make a braided rug, and more! You’ll even find lyrics to some of the songs & hymns mentioned in the books.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder & Little House Historical Sites – Get suggestions for taking an educational vacation by visiting memorial sites across the US.
  • Biographies of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Friends & Families – Learn more about some of your favorite characters from the books.
  • Little House on the Prairie Television Series – Find episode guides for all 10 seasons, the cast of characters, and more.
There is a great deal of content and resources here that fans of this series are sure to appreciate. Many of the activities can be enjoyed, even if you haven’t read the books.
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