One Sweet Science Lesson

The 7th-grade Raptors students in Mr. Richard’s Science class at Oak Hammock K-8, utilized a marshmallow science lab to explore Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science. Students were challenged to create a structure to support their marshmallow. They learned science is not only based on observation and inferences but requires creativity and the ability to question and explain one’s methods and processes. The lesson incorporated SEL skills, critical thinking, and engineering skills, as students competed in each class, to create and claim the bragging rights to the tallest structure to support the marshmallow on top.