Friday, January 13, 2012

Tool # 7

Chips-A-Tally

- Content Objective: All students will develop problem-solving, decision-making, and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.

- This will be a short term project conducted within a month.  This project will take place during the unit on Rocks.  The cookie can be the "rock" and the chocolate chips can be the "minerals"  

- Technology tool used for communication with neighboring class will be Today's Meet.  Other tools include: chocolate chip cookies and Popsicle sticks (to break down the rock/cookie).

- Are all cookies created equal?  Are you getting your fair share of chocolate chips?
1.  separate the chocolate chips from the cookie crumbs, count the chips, and use basic statistics to analyze the results.
2.  include your results in TodaysMeet so other class can view all results.  Once all results are in, both classes will design a graph to show how many "minerals" are in each "rock". 

This project lets your students explore science and other curriculum areas while enjoying their cookies. 

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