Looking for novel way to get your middle school students excited about math and statistics?!
This file contains everything you need to conduct the experiment (except the Tootsie Pops!) that answers the age old question "How many licks does it take to get the center of a tootsie pop?" The lesson covers mean, median, mode, range, outliers, tables, graphs, box and whisker plots, data collection, pre and post discussion questions, experimental procedures, and student reflection. I also provided a short clip of the old commercial and worksheets students can use during the experiment. I've also added assorted extension activity ideas I've used in the past.
On the day of the experiment, I wear a Tootsie Pop t-shirt which creates lots of excitement and anticipation for the kids. It's worth the investment!
(Example results included)
ADDITION: I've added a picture of the display I used for this project. Individually, the project does not make a great display, but I complied the data that we collected from each quarter and made a few graphs. Along with examples of quality work, this made a great display!