Stride Avenue Community School,
project and high enthusiasm from students. I focused on the
"Scientific Method" aspect of the project. I will
include a write up on my Teacher's Web Site, and will write
a paragraph to include in the school newsletter. THANKS!
|Mt. Paran Christian School, Georgia
we did enjoy the project. It was really neat to see how the
students were so dedicated to starting over to make their
stack as high as they could. There was a lot of "processing"
going on. :)
|Urbita Elementary, California
was great! My principal came in as we were doing the activity
and loved it!
|Liberty Elementary, Georgia
The kids absolutely
loved this activity. I wish that you could see their faces
when their tower fell. It was a great lesson about cooperation,
team work, etc.
|Tanglewood Elementary, North
We really enjoyed this
project. Maybe next year you can compare results using the
various types of Oreos.
Note: I am already planning next years Oreo Project "Is
Double Stuf really Worth the Stuf??"
|Rincon Elementary, Georgia
The kids had a great
time. They held their breath as the stack got higher and
higher. They learned to wait patiently for their turn, and
squealed with delight when the cookies finally tumbled over.
|Kelvin Grove, Illinois
The students were thrilled
with the project. I had them predict the height and number
of cookies in the stack. They found that they came very
close to their predictions. At first, I just had one person
measuring a stack at a time, but as we went along, I had
two measure at a time to confirm their measurements. It
was a very enjoyable activty and easy to organize. Thank
you so much for the idea
|Nevils Elementary, Georgia
The children said they
had a "good time doing it." They were very excited,
but still worked well together. They helped each other and
took turns "building the towers" without any problems.
They also enjoyed eating the Oreos afterwards. The project
was wonderful because of how much we were able to do-there
was no limit to the study possibilities.
got to eat the towers when we were done! Sometimes if the
cookies were broken, they wouldn't stay balanced and would
fall. We learned that you cannot hold it up with the meter
stick - you have to let it fall if it wants to. It's easier
to work with a group than by yourself. In order for your group
to agree, you need to work together.
The King, Indiana
class had a great time with the project. Each group had their
special stacking techniques by the third try. We discussed
our results as a class and even tried stacking the cookies
one more time just for fun with several members from each
group. The comments were great! I took a picture of one group
and the student stacking said, "Hey, you broke my concentration!"
It was great to see everyone working together trying stack
the cookies. By the third try, the students would really give
each cookie the once over before using it as part of the stack.
We had a wonderful time with the stacking part of the project
and plan on having one Oreo Cookie project for the next several
Plain School, Massachusetts
class LOVED this project! It was interesting to see some of
the strategies being used. Some groups were dividing up the
amount of cookies they were given into smaller groups, stacking
them, and then putting them together for a tall stack, other
groups just went one cookie at a time. It is definitely an
activity I would do again next year. I also had each group
agree on an estimate of how many cookies they thought they
might be able to stack before beginning the project.