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Old 05-17-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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I am reading "Chocolate Fever" with my class right now as a relaxed, end of the year chapter book. Was wondering if anyone can suggest any really fun chocolate activities, projects, etc., they've read about or done. We have already written descriptive paragraphs based on how a Hershey kiss looks, feels, tastes, and smells. We also made s-mores and wrote how-tos about making them. Next week, we are using the flags off the Hershey kisses, which happen to have sayings on them right now, to write letters to each other in the classroom. So, anyone else have any fun ideas or maybe even some things you did with the Chocolate Fever book? Thanks for your help!


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not sure. . .
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. . .of your grade level so not sure if this is appropriate or not.

There is a Hershey bar fraction book. I have been fortunate to find Hershey bars at a good price in year's past. Then, we've read the book and used our Hershey bars along with the text.

Use mini packs of m & m's for graphing. Sort into colors and make a bar graph.

Chocolate poetry? Acrostic using the word chocalate , maybe?
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I'm trying to remember from when we did it at the beginning of the year. Here are some:

*Get different kinds of chocolate (dark, milk, white, etc...) and do a taste-testing activity, then graph the results.

*I have a great non-fiction book about how chocolate is made - but I forget the author. There is also a video that tells about it. It's great for bringing non-fiction and fiction together.

That's all I can remember for now.....my brain is starting to shut-down for the summer.....
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Not sure . .
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which part of PA you're from, but I would take a field trip to Hershey Park and tour the facilities there. That way they could learn the history of the Hershey plant, and it's free!
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great thought, but....
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Hi, dsujammun!

You have a great memory, I am from PA, but I am near the Erie corner of PA, so that trip would take us 5 hrs. one way. I would really like to take my own kids this summer, though, because they've never been. Hotels just seem so gosh darn expensive down there...Got any suggestions there?


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What about
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a university? Sometimes you can talk universties into hosting you overnight (for a small fee). Maybe you could do that, or if not a university, maybe a seminary. I'm not sure that you have one of those around, though.
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This is for 7th grade so you would have to adapt but your kids could plan a trip to Hershey Park or some of these other ideas:
http://www.thesolutionsite.com/lpnew...ata/public/871

Lesson 1: Along The Milky Way
Lesson 2: Chocolate, Chocolate, Read All About It
Lesson 3: The Science of Chocolate
Lesson 4: Chocolate-Covered World
Lesson 5: Sweet Excursions
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Just love this topic
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Great idea's on here, i cant wait to use some!
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Chocolate Science Activity
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This is a science activity that was done at an AMSTI training workshop:
You will need miniature Babe Ruth, Snicker, Milky Way, and Three Musketeer bars. You'll also need a clear tub of water. Have students work in small groups to make a prediction about what will happen to each candy bar when dropped in the water(unwrapped). Have them drop each candy bar in the water. They will notice that one of the candy bars will float and the others will sink to the bottom. They will record these observations in a notebook and come up with why they think this happened. Do candy bars with nuts weigh more than candy bars without? Does the sugar content affect the candy bar's weight? They may have to eat a few candy bars to determine their contents.
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