Many things are needed to prepare food in Our Food – Class 6 Science Experiment

Chapter Name: Our Food

Activity Name: Many things are needed to prepare food in Our Food

Activity Description:

This experiment aims to explore the various ingredients required to prepare different food items.

Required Items:

  • Pasta:
    • Pasta
    • Water
    • Salt
    • Olive oil
    • Tomato sauce
    • Garlic
    • Herbs
  • Sandwich:
    • Bread
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Cucumber
    • Cheese
    • Mayonnaise
    • Ham
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies:
    • Flour
    • Sugar
    • Butter
    • Chocolate chips
    • Eggs
    • Vanilla extract
    • Baking soda

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Set up a table with two columns: “Food Item” and “Ingredients.”
  2. Ingredients of some food items to gather the necessary information.
  3. Write the names of different food items in the “Food Item” column of the table.
  4. In the corresponding “Ingredients” column, list the ingredients required to prepare each food item, based on the information provided in Table 2.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all the food items listed.
  6. Review the completed table to observe the variety of ingredients needed for different food items.

Experiment Observations:

  1. Pasta:
    • Pasta, water, salt, olive oil, tomato sauce, garlic, and herbs are the ingredients required.
    • Pasta needs to be boiled in salted water until cooked al dente.
    • Tomato sauce, garlic, and herbs are used to prepare the sauce that is typically mixed with the cooked pasta.
  2. Sandwich:
    • Bread, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cheese, mayonnaise, and ham are the ingredients needed.
    • Bread slices are typically layered with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cheese, and ham.
    • Mayonnaise is often spread on the bread slices to add flavor and moisture to the sandwich.
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookies:
    • Flour, sugar, butter, chocolate chips, eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda are the ingredients for making chocolate chip cookies.
    • The flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda are combined to form a cookie dough.
    • Chocolate chips are added to the dough, which is then shaped into individual cookies and baked until golden brown.


  • Ensure the accuracy of the ingredients listed in Table to avoid any errors or confusion.
  • Use a pen or marker with good visibility to write the food items and ingredients on the table.
  • Handle any sharp objects, such as knives or graters, with caution if they are used to prepare certain food items.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

This experiment helps us understand that preparing different food items requires a wide range of ingredients. It highlights the importance of having a variety of ingredients in our kitchen to be able to make diverse meals.

It also emphasizes the need for proper planning and organization while cooking, as having all the necessary ingredients readily available makes the cooking process smoother and more efficient.

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