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Have you heard about the * O.R.E.O. project?

Students in our second and third grade classes have been experimenting to discover how high they can stack Oreos along with 612 other classrooms across the world!

We learned a great deal about the scientific method and how to graph our results using Excel.
So how many Oreo's do you think you can stack before they tumble?

After studying the data from all the 613 classes, students generated their own question and selected data to graph the answer. Take a look at our graphs.
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And, after 11,469 students stacking Oreos from 613 classes the reporting with Average Overall Stack was16 cookies.

*O.R.E.O. is one of many collaborative projects created by Jennifer Wagner on TechnospudProjects and we thank her for permission to create a project based on the original O.R.E.O. project for you to try at home.

Now it is YOUR TURN to have fun with Oreos!

After studying the scientific method, students created this experiment and procedure to test the question.

QUESTION


Does an Oreo float longer in water or milk?




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Materials Needed:

  • Oreos
  • 500 ml water
  • 500 ml milk
  • Transparent Container
  • Timer or Stopwatch


Procedure

  1. Fill container with 500ml of water
  2. Gently place an Oreo on surface of water and start timer. Do Not drop Oreo into water.
  3. Stop the timer when the Oreo touches the bottom.
  4. Record the time.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4.
  6. Fill container with 500ml of milk
  7. Gently place an Oreo on surface of milk and start timer. Do Not drop Oreo into milk.
  8. Stop the timer when the Oreo touches the bottom.
  9. Record the time.
  10. Repeat steps 6 through 9.
  11. Click on the Sinking OREOS Results link and enter your data into our Learning HUB wiki.