Milk Chocolate – Weights and Measures by Jerry Pallotta
children were asked to brainstorm all the chocolate candy bars
they could. YES, their mouths were watering after this activity.
the children voted to find the top 6 candy bars. Our class
results were: Butterfinger, Crunch, Kit Kat, Reese’s, Snickers,
and 3 Musketeers.
children were then asked to survey their families on their
favorites from our list of 6.
4. When they
returned back to school with their survey results, we filled out
a tally chart.
5. Then we
used the results of our tally chart to make “Favorite Candy Bar”
was our class favorite! Once we knew this information…our next
questions was which candy bar (of the top 6) is the most
nutritious. The children used the information from the back of
the candy bar wrappers to answer the following questions. Of
course, the students were able to share the candy bars after
they finished this
candy bars are better for you than others. When we were finished
with this activity, we took a break and actually made our own
Twix Bars. They were delicious. Here is the recipe:
8. Now, of
course, I couldn’t finish there. Finally, the children were
asked to solve this problem.
discussed this issue first. Then each child was given a tube of
mini M&Ms to complete their final
10. One of my
students had a theory about this last problem. She said, if she
were in charge, she would tell these customers it shouldn’t
matter how many of each color…since no matter what color you
eat, they all taste the same. INTERESTING!!!
We had a
wonderfully tasty time with Chocolate Stories!