Ingredients: A bowl of jelly (Jello) prepared ahead of time. A cell diagram. Assorted lollies. We used peanut M&Ms, mini M&Ms, and a bag of mixed gummy lollies.
Also useful to have on hand: Excited kids.
Placing those tiny M&Ms. I gave them each a handful to place in the bowl.
The M&M colours started ‘melting’ into the jelly right away.
One that was facing down even left an ‘m’ imprint in the jelly! It looks like a reflection, doesn’t it?
I have never made jelly (Jello) for my kids, ever. I can only remember making it once in my life and it must have been pre-kids. So they were looking forward to this! I don’t know if they’ve had it before although one of the boys mentioned having some at a birthday party once. I was interested to see if they’d like it…I gave them each a spoon and they ate bits with lollies in them and left the rest of the jelly in the bowl. 🙂
I don’t think they learned one bit from this project but it was fun anyway!
See here for the resources we are using for our human body unit.