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This shorter lesson is specifically adapted to be a fun lab for the beginning of the year that emphasizes lab skills and data analysis.


Objective: Explore measurements, precision/accuracy, conversions and scaling through a classroom-friendly chocolate chip cookie recipe.


Grades: 8-10


Timeline: 2-3 class periods


This Lesson Includes:

  • Teacher Lesson Plan with...
    • Essential Questions, Objectives, NGSS standards
    • Lab Prep Information (Materials, Ingredients, Amazon Lists when appropriate, Tips & Tricks)
    • Day-by-Day Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Slides with directions for lesson flow, turn and talk prompts, illustrations and graphics, embedded videos, and whole group reflection questions
  • Student Handouts with step-by-step lab directions and other activities
  • Video (instructional lab video)


All materials are included in a Google Drive folder.

The Science Behind Measurements & Chocolate Chip Cookies

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