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Students will use their five senses, along with math skills, to make several observations about fruitcake. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own kid friendly version of the delicious treat and bake it using a slow cooker method in the classroom. The engineering activity, The Great Fruitcake Launch is also included in the many activities within this resource.
The activities include observations and investigations of fruitcake using the 5 senses, creating and baking a kid-friendly fruitcake recipe, engineering a fruitcake launcher, and an informational book on the history of fruitcake.
This is a perfect STEM activity for students of all ages and can easily be adapted to include harder level math skills by replacing the snap cubes portions of the observations with metric measurements.