If you've been around a while, you know I'm a big fan of bringing learning to life with the wonders of candy and cookies. If you feel inclined to wag your now-now, there's a healthier alternative finger at me, go ahead. You are probably right. But since I can't actually see you...I shall continue, ha!
One of my very favorite activities for the past few years has been participating in the annual O.R.E.O Project. The concept could not be simpler. The basic idea is that the kids attempt to stack Oreos in a tower. You keep track of the stacking data and then enter it into a database with all of the other classes that are participating. You can then compare your results with classes all around the world who are all stacking during the same general time frame. Cool right?
Well, it gets cooler. The project has evolved over the years to include a voice thread component, an icing sculpture gallery and lots of related science and math activities. In my class we make a week out of the whole thing and complete lots of experiments with those sweet little circles of tastiness.
This is the data collection sheet that I use with my second graders during the week. We complete all of the activities together - tons of fun and super bad week for the diet. I touched upon it in this thread with a bunch of other Oreo-ness but it was a while back and lots of new friends have joined us since then.
Visit this year's Oreo Project at Projects by Jen to sign up - and then keep your eye out for Oreo coupons. You're gonna need them!
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