This lab report includes reading comprehension to allow students to explore a website that shows multiple experiments done on golden sponge cakes. Using Twinkies ©, students create their own experiment to discover how chemical and physical reactions affect the sweet treat.
First day: Students explore the website to learn more about how the cakes respond to physical and chemical changes.
Second day: Students get in groups of three and create their own experiment. ( I tell students they can only use chemicals that are found as household products, but that is up to each teacher.)
Third day: Students put their experiments to the test to see how their cakes react.