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Chocoberry Chillers: Volume for Thought

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Chocoberry Chillers: Volume for Thought

In this Cyberchase activity, have fun measuring volumes and enjoy a delicious shake. Help keep the recipe a secret from Hacker by using substitute measuring tools -- things that hold the same amounts as the recipe calls for -- to create a new recipe card. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Recipe sheet
  • Teaspoon
  • Measuring cup
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Blender
  • 5 ice cubes
  • Cup
  • Substitute measuring tools (examples: empty yogurt container, spice cap, scooper on a toy truck)


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Volume and Density

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • taste
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, THIRTEEN, ©2011

Funding Sources:

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