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M&M Lab - Scientific Method
Transcript of 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.
DO NOT EAT ANY OF THE CANDIES!
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’s started being produced in 1941 in the United States
Melt in your mouth,
not in your hand.
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.
1. State the problem.
2. Gather information on the topic.
3. Form a hypothesis.
5. Record and analyze data.
6. State a conclusion.
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.