Students will be able to understand the process of making crayons.
How are crayons made?
Select an extension activity to allow students a hands-on crayon experience (Many are STEM activities):
•Break piece of crayons into silicone molds (ice cube or muffin trays) and melt in toaster oven or crockpot. Discuss phases of matter, and heat transfer.
•Stacking crayons. Challenge students to stack 2 crayons. Connect with shapes, a circle has no sides or edges.
•Writing prompt: design a new name for a crayon. Describe the specific color of the crayon and how you invented he name. (Could easily be adapted to a digital station with apps that involve video recording).
•Use balance scales to predict and weigh everyday objects and how much they weigh in crayons. Non-standard measurement observations.
•Use coffee filter and 2 pipe cleaners to design a crayon basket. Have a class challenge to see who’s basket holds the most.