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Digit's Cyber-Dough


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Digit's Cyber-Dough

In this fun hands-on activity, learners whip up a batch of cyber-dough (play dough) using math for measurements. The amount of salt is given, but the learner needs to figure out how much flour (4 times the measure of salt), water (same as the measure of salt) and oil (half the measure of salt) are needed. A way to incorporate math into cooking or playtime. Includes instructions for making Cyberchase characters out of the dough, and baking them into permanent toys.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Salt - 1/4 cup
  • water - 1/4 cup
  • flour - 1 cup
  • oil - 1/8 cup
  • food color
  • mixing bowl
  • cookie sheet
  • flat toothpicks
  • large paperclip
  • black marker
  • rubber gloves
  • apron

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Equations and Inequalities
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
    • Number and Operations
    • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Food and Cooking
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • Cyberchase

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, THIRTEEN, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • PBS
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • The Volckhausen Family

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