A few weeks ago I signed up for the O.R.E.O. Project (click on this link to check out the project). Today was our outrageous and outstanding Oreo day.
We started our day with stacking the Oreos. I paired students up (I chose the partners), and each student had two attempts at stacking. The highest number in our class was 30 - which made quite the impressive tower!
The students had a BLAST with this. We made a chart of all the data, then used the data to find the mean, mode, median, and range. We will be submitting our mean to the online project next week. The students copied the data into their math journals. I wanted to do a foldable for the entry, but I ran out of time. Maybe tomorrow ...
We are currently studying Space as our science unit, so of course we had to make the phases of the moon with our Oreos. This was another hit! My principal came in to visit us during this part, and she LOVED it! I loved how this girl added craters to her moons. Very creative! After we made our Oreo diagrams, we drew another diagram for our science notes.
We ended the day making Oreo sculptures. By this time the Oreos were quite warm, so this was a very messy, and a little bit difficult part of the day. I kept it quick, then it was clean-up time. This was my favourite sculpture:
After that, I sent the kids home, full of sugar and fun. Such a great day!!! I chose today to do our project because tomorrow is our school-wide Terry Fox Run (Cancer fundraiser). I thought we might be able to burn off some of those cookie calories. ;)