Science & Nature

Solar System M&M Cookies! Cooking & Baking Class + Virtual Trip to Outer Space

These Solar System cookies are out-of-this-world fun! In this 60-minute, one-time cooking & baking class, students will make delicious Solar System M&M Cookies while making a virtual visit to Outer Space and the planets of the Solar System!
37 total reviews for this teacher
24 reviews for this class
Completed by 51 learners
Class

60 minutes

per class

Meets once

6-11

year olds

1-9

learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Sun Jun 5

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Description

Class Experience

Learners will learn about the Solar System and practice their baking skills to make these delicious Solar System M&M Sugar Cookies during this one-time baking class with a space theme. We'll go step by step through the recipe, and we will learn about the planets as we design each one. Students will learn:
-An introduction our unique Solar System and the planets and dwarf planets
-Self-confidence and independence in the kitchen while cooking & baking
-Practice following directions
-Use math and fractions to measure wet and dry ingredients
-Importance of ingredient order in cooking & baking
-How ingredient ratios affect cookie texture
-Practice motor skills like breaking an egg, whisking, and mixing
-Forming Solar System cookie dough shapes and decorating
-Practice creativity as they shape their cookie dough into shapes of the Solar System! 
Buckle-up astronaut crew! These are stellar classes I designed for my own children. I enjoy combining education with hands-on activities. Fun learning is the best kind of learning! My favorite pastime is cooking & baking, and I love to teach cooking to young learners! Whenever I teach students cooking & baking, I enjoy seeing their sense of accomplishment when they create dishes with their own hands. I homeschool my children, ages eight and five, utilizing a hybrid combination of formal learning and unschooling. I have spent countless hours cooking & baking with my two children while homeschooling them. My kids' interests are what give me my class ideas! They love talking about the Solar System and the planets!

I have experience teaching my son, who requires unique adaptations to how new information is presented and taught. I am happy to help a neurodiverse and differently-abled learner get the most out of my class, too. We’re ND-friendly!

I have been a teacher for more than 15 years, teaching life skills and personal development strategies to youths. I have also taught cooking & baking classes to teens in a volunteer outreach program. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Education. I also possess a TEFL teaching certification for specialized Cooperative Learning Approaches and Introduction of New Skills to Young Learners.
In a galaxy far, far away, I would love for all students to post a picture of their finished Solar System planet and space cookies with their review after cooking & baking is complete!
 1 file available upon enrollment
Feel free to substitute as needed when the exact ingredients or materials are unavailable, undesired or if any allergies exist. Note: Students should have all the ingredients, softened butter, cooking utensils, and recipe ready before the cooking & baking class begins so that students are not searching for them during cooking instruction. Recipe instructions will be posted in the classroom at least 24 hours before class start. I will also copy the recipe in the chat during the class. INGREDIENTS 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 +1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 stick butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract And lots of M&Ms and sprinkles!!!! (Based on previous experience) Decoration: Mini M&M's Milk Chocolate Candy, Regular M&Ms, chocolate chips, sprinkles, decorative toppings or substitute toppings of your choice. We are going to use these to turn our cookies into planets of the solar system. UTENSILS 2 or 3 cookie sheets, lightly greased or lined 2 mixing bowls Measuring cups and spoons Mixing spoon and fork Coffee cup and saucer (used for breaking the egg) Two spoons or cookie dough scoop Cooling rack or plates to cool cookies.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
PLEASE NOTE that we are hand-shaping the cookies with a thick dough, and in my experience most children need help from an adult to stir the dough at the end of the recipe and adjust the flour to obtain a dough texture that is not too sticky and can be shaped by hand. Some learners will do just fine, but many students benefit from a bit of help from an adult at this point to gauge dough texture.

Beginner bakers will need a parent to be present for this class. The students will be baking in an oven, so parental supervision is strongly suggested. Some learners will need help breaking their egg. (Parents should remain off-camera while providing support and supervision. Many parents use a towel over the camera if they need to jump in and out of view.) If a child falls too far behind the rest of the class during the recipe, a parent or guardian should be ready to assist the learner in completing the recipe. Before class, an adult may need to gather all the ingredients and preheat the oven. 

Measuring will be done during class, but some learners may need parental assistance with measuring. Since parents know their child best, some parents may prefer to put measured ingredients in separate small bowls so the learner can just add the ingredients as we go through the recipe. Please assess your child’s abilities to bake safely. During class, an adult may need to bake the cookies in an oven. 

Teacher

Becky Martinez
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified Montessori Teacher and Homeschool Mom
37 total reviews
36 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am thrilled to bring hands-on Montessori style learning experiences to Outschool! I am a Certified ESL Language Teacher who advocates the Montessori Method of teaching because it recognizes that children learn in different ways and... 
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