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1. Encourage your students to write Nabisco with the results from this project or with any questions they might have.
Nabisco -- Oreo Cookies
Three Lakes Drive
Northfield, IL 60093

2. Visit the Fun Trivia Facts from Nabisco and create a wordsearch or game with the information you have discovered.
3. Cut two circles out of black construction paper, insert several blank white circles between the black paper, and have your students make a story book about their experience with this project.
4. Students write a story/paragraph about the best way to eat an Oreo cookie.
5. Have your students write a paragraph on what flavor would they like to add to the Oreo Cookie and why.
6. Read the story "If You Gave A Mouse a Cookie." Have your students rewrite the story with "If You Gave A Mouse An Oreo."
ADDITIONAL IDEAS -- visit this site for other ideas with the book!
Visit our message board to post you contributions to this story!!
7. Write a poem, a haiku, a limerick, or acrostic verse about Oreo Cookies.
8. Make up a story about the day in the life of an Oreo Cookie!!
9. Take the words Oreo Double Stuf Cookie and create as many words as you can.
10. Create an ADJECTIVE BULLETIN BOARD and have your students create word strips with words they think describe Oreo Cookies!
Math
1. Using the data collected from your oreos -- convert your data from ounces/pounds to grams/kilos.
2. Directions: First, set up a balance scale with hanger and plastic bags. Students should be in groups of 3 - 4. Each student chooses an object in the room for which other players will estimate the mass. The other players will write down the number of oreos they think equals the mass of the object chosen. They may pick up the object and examine it to help estimate. The person whose object it is measures the mass using oreos and the balance scale. The player with the closest estimate picks the next object.
3. Before you begin the project -- have your student estimate how many Oreos will be in the Regular bag and how many will be in the Double Stuf bag. Open the bags and compare their estimations to the actual count.
THEN -- measure the bags and figure out how much larger the bag would have to be to have the same amount of Double Stuf as the Regular cookies.
4. Would you have enough oreos for all the students in the class with one bag?? Using addition or multiplication -- figure out how many bags you would need to have 3 cookies per students (regular), 3 cookies per student (double stuf), or 4 cookies, or 5, etc etc etc!!
5. Using your own data, compare other school's data to your own. Are you high or low?? Who has the exact same amount as you do???
6. Visit the COOL COOKIE MATH website for a great class activity!!
7. Create your own Othello game. One student gets 1/2 of an oreo cookie WITH the creme filling. The other student gets the 1/2 without the creme filling. Use an OLD checkerboard (this will be a sticky game) and let the game begin. (Game instructions: Click HERE!)
8. Visit this site in advance (Currency convertor) to get current conversions. Write the actual cost of your bag of OREOS on your blackboard and then have you students convert the price into different currencies. (Check back 1 time a week through the project to see how the amounts will fluctuate!) OLDER STUDENTS -- create a graph to display your data!!
9. Purchase the book "Cereal Math". Boost kids' math skills with these irresistible, hands-on activities using cereal! Students will create a cereal abacus, estimate how many raisins are in "two scoops", use Venn diagrams to sort and classify cereal by attributes, collect and graph data, explore patterns, and more! $8.76 at Amazon.com. Gr. K - 2
10. Purchase the book "Oreo Math". Use with the younger students!! On sale at Amazon for $.49 (cents) and up!!
Science (I need your help -- any ideas appreciated)
1. Oreo has been in the news regarding its calorie count and contribution to obesity. Visit this site, CBS NEWS HEATLTH, and read the article. Then talk with your students about the pros and cons of this debate. (Visit THIS site as well!)
2. Create moon phases by using Oreo Cookies. Click Here for detailed directions!
3. Will an Oreo float? Place it perpendicular to the water...what happens. Place it parallel (flat) on the water...what happens? If it does float, how long will it float before it becomes saturated and sink? Record your results. Compare with other cookies to take it to the next level!!
4. How far will an Oreo roll from the top of an inclined plane set at 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches..etc
5. Is an Oreo more dense crushed up or whole? (Compare both regular and double stuf.)
6. Create a Layers of the Earth using one side of oreo with cream (after twising off one side and eating!) Put a dab of chocolate syrup in the middle of the white and then a M&M on top of that and you have the crust = oreo cookie you can see, the mantle = white , the outer core = syrup, and the inner core (hard) = the candy.
7. Will cookie is the best for a picnic? OR which cookie "lasts longer" in the sun? This could be done with or compared to a solor oven made from a pizza box (cut a square out of the lid and cover that opening with plastic wrap. line the inside of the pizza box with black construction paper or foil).
8. How strong is an oreo? How much weight could it take to "crush" an oreo?
9. How fast does an oreo dissolve in water, soda, milk, etc.
Technology
1. Save the data from the Results Page into Excel and create graphs of the project. If you don't have EXCEL, you can print out the data and use an online graphing program called Create A Graph!
2. Using the downloaded data, teach your students how to sort data and create graphs based on state participation.
3. Using Inspiration/Kidspiration, create a color visual learning experience. Free 30 day trial available here -- INSPIRATION   KIDSPIRATION
4. Create PowerPoint/Hyperstudio presentation (including pictures) of your Oreo Project!!
5. Visit the OURTIMELINES website and create a timeline of your project or a timeline of the history of the OREO cookie! (You can also use the software TIMELINER to do this activity!)
6. Visit Hot Potatoes and have your students create an ONLINE QUIZ of Oreo Information!!
7. Visit Puzzlemaker.com and have your students create an Oreo HTML word game. If they create a great one -- then send it to me and we will post it on this site.
8. Visit this link and by using Paint Shop Pro -- create your own oreo!!
9. Using a digital or regular camera -- make a collage of your Oreo Day! Scan your pictures and print them out on T-Shirt transfer paper as an added memory for your kids!!
10. Create a webpage of your Oreo Day! Send me the link and we will list it on this website!!