Dimensional Analysis Activity: Fudge Lab

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It's Not Rocket Science
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8th - 10th
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My students were talking about this activity all year. It was a great lesson to bring in real-world concepts!
LOVE this lab! Everything worked absolutely perfectly. Totally motivated the kids to put into practice what they had been learning.


This lab activity is a fun way for students to practice dimensional analysis and scientific notation. Often times it is hard for students to understand the big picture and real world application of the content we teach them – especially when it comes to math skills. This lab is an excellent way for students to apply their dimensional analysis and scientific notation skills to a real world situation – making fudge. Best part of all, students actually get to make the fudge based on their calculations! Students will leave this activity with a better understanding of dimensional analysis and scientific notation, as well as a satisfied sweet tooth!

Note: This lab activity is included in the Fudge Lab Expansion Pack, Scientific Method Unit, and Physical Science Curriculum Bundle, so do not purchase if you already have any of these products because you already own this!

How can I use this?

      • Practice for understanding of dimensional analysis and scientific notation

      • Fun review activity of essential math skills around holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

What is included?

      • 4 pages of teacher implementation notes

      • 3 pages of student handouts

      • Answer Key

How much class time will this take?

This activity tends to take one 50-minute class period if students do the ingredient calculations for homework the night before.

What if I want more?

This product is part of my Fudge Lab Expansion Pack. If you are looking for notes, practice problems, and a quiz to go along with this activity, check the expansion pack out!

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Email me at itsnotrocketsciencestore@gmail.com I’d love to answer any questions you have!

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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