Cereal Box Project
The cereal box project is a creative, multi- subject, collaborative, critical thinking project, with built in differentiation, designed to assess student’s understanding of:
-3D solids – nets, attributes, perimeter, area, surface area and volume (choose the expectations for your grade level.)
- Linear measurements – measuring and creating a net with specific measurements. (Can have them convert units from cm to mm or cm to m, depending on your grade level.)
-Adding, multiplying – students need to calculate perimeter, area, surface area and volume.
- Problem Solving – Students must produce a blueprint of their net with all measurements clearly marked before proceeding to the building of the net.
-Collaborative learning – Students can be grouped and students can then work together to ensure success for all.
- Language – Media – Students create an advertisement to sell their product to their selected audience. Before they do this, see the mini lesson idea for looking at the components of cereal commercials for different audiences.
-Health – Students can research healthy ingredients for their cereal. See the mini-lesson on the nutrition facts on the boxes of a variety of existing cereals, is a great way to kick this off. Ask students to bring in a variety of empty cereal boxes from home (healthy and kid targeted alike.)
An easy way to assess many subject areas at once and the kids LOVE IT!!!!
BONUS IS THERE ARE ONTARIO CURRICULUM RUBRICS FOR: LANGUAGE - Media and Writing
Math - Measurement
Health - Healthy Eating