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Greenhouse S'Mores

Author(s): Nancy P. Moreno, PhD, Barbara Z. Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Materials

Have students work in groups of four.

Materials per Student Group

  • 4 chocolate candies (“kisses” or squares)  
  • 4 cups, 9-oz clear plastic  
  • 4 plain round cookies  
  • 4 toothpicks  
  • 1/4 cup of marshmallow creme (or frosting)  
  • Plastic knife or spreader  
  • Sheet of aluminum foil, approximately 12-in. sq (30-cm sq)  
  • Sheet of black construction paper, 9 in. x 12 in.  
  • Sheet of white construction paper, 9 in. x 12 in.  
  • Tape or stapler 
  • Tray or paper plate to hold materials

Note: If you are teaching this activity during the winter, you will need to conduct it indoors with a lamp. If the weather is warm, students may conduct the experiment outside in an area that is protected from the wind. 


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932


Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education