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M&M Lab - Scientific Method

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Briana Castano

on 24 August 2014

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M&M Lab - Scientific Method
What M&M color is the most common in the bag?
How do I answer this question?

In this activity, you will follow the steps of the scientific method to discover how many candies of each color are in one bag of M&Ms.

It will show you how scientists record data on charts, make graphs, and draw conclusions.

The candies are over 2 years old!!!

Do not open the bag until you are instructed to do so.
What's your color?
M&M Facts
M&M’s started being produced in 1941 in the United States
Melt in your mouth,
not in your hand.
Scientific Method
The scientific method is a way to
think about problems and a way to solve them.

Scientists do not always follow the steps of the scientific method in order. However, after a problem is solved, a scientist can use the scientific method to explain how the solution was reached.

Scientific Method
1. State the problem.
2. Gather information on the topic.
3. Form a hypothesis.
4. Experiment!
5. Record and analyze data.
6. State a conclusion.

M&M Lab
In this activity, you will follow the steps of the
scientific method to discover how many candies of each color are in one bag of M&Ms.

On your poster paper you must do the following:

1. Write you hypothesis.
2. Present a data table that includes # of candies per color & % of each color per bag.
3. Create a graph that accurately displays your data.
4. Conclusion statement about
your findings and hypothesis.

Are we Close?
M&M'S Milk Chocolate: 30% brown, 20% yellow, 20% red, 10% orange, 10% green, and 10% blue.

M&M'S Peanut: 20% brown, 20% yellow, 20% blue, and 20% red, 10% orange, and 10% green.

M&M'S Peanut Butter and Almond: 20% brown, 20% yellow, 20% green, 20% blue, and 20% red.
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