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This activity has students collect QUALITATIVE and QUANTITATIVE DATA about the candy in a mixed pack, such as Skittles or M&Ms. There are many candy activities out there, but none quite covered the quantitative and qualitative skills I wanted my middle school students to practice, so I designed my own! This lab is designed to be simple so that students can master beginner lab and data collection skills.
In this activity, students will:
- READ an article about the differences between qualitative and quantitative data, then answer follow-up "check for understanding" questions.
- PRACTICE basic lab skills such as following step-by-step directions and measuring mass.
- GRAPH their data in a bar graph.
- CALCULATE averages and percentages (with help and examples provided).
- ANALYZE their data and compare their results with peers.
- Answer key provided.
- Please note that this resource is not editable.
- The only supplies you'll need are small packs of mixed-colored candy (we use Skittles), calculators, and balance or (preferably) digital scale.
- You may also be interested in our activity to Practice Identifying Variables.
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