Our Wonderful Chocolate Experiments!
M &M Boats
Question: How many M&Ms can a 4"x 4" piece of aluminum foil hold when shaped into a boat and put in a tub of water?
The First experiment we did was to create a boat to hold M&Ms. We only had one piece of tin foil 4" x 4"each to build the boat with.
Results: Ari's boat held 61 M&Ms, Tim's boat held 55 M&Ms, Melissa's boat held 49 M&Ms, and Amanda's boat held 35 M&Ms. See the pictures!!
Conclusions: At the end of the M&M experiment we noticed that the color cover of the M&Ms started to peel off after they sank. The colors red, white and blue stayed on the longest. When the chocolate started to dissipate it looked like oil that spilled out of a ship. When the tin foil walls opened up and then the M&M dropped in the water, it looked like a crater hitting a planet.
The next experiment we did was to build a bridge tower out of bite-size candy bars. There were only 10 small Hershey's miniatures bars for each of us and we had to make the bridge big enough so that a big marble could roll underneath without touching the sides. Sometimes we didn't roll the marble well so it hit the sides. We finally came up with a design so that the marble could fit under. Most of us made a tower with about three or four bars on each side and two or more to cover and make the bridge.