Friday, September 28, 2012

O.R.E.O. Project 2012


On Friday, September 28, we participated in the O.R.E.O. Project, where we joined classes around the world in stacking Oreos, collecting data, and sharing our experiences with each other.


First, we each had two attempts to stack the Oreos as high as we could before they tumbled. As each member in our teams stacked, we collected the data.

Here's a short video of some of us in action as we stacked our Oreos:


Then when the entire class was finished, we compiled our results--focusing only on the highest stack we each made--and found the landmarks for our data.

For the actual O.R.E.O. Project website, we only had to calculate our class average to submit online (so our data can be compiled with other classes worldwide), but we took this time to review how to calculate other landmarks as well.





 When we were through calculating, we had the privilege of having our first Skype visit with Ms.Naugle's 4th grade class in New Orleans, Lousiana. Since they weren't through stacking their Oreos, we were able to watch them and cheer them on as they stacked. We also shared some of our results with them and then they challenged us to a licking contest--which was really exciting!

Part of our Skype visit with Ms.Naugle's class included
watching them as they stacked their Oreos.


Later on, after lunch, we also had the opportunity to Skype with Ms.Kilpatrick's class from Massachusetts. Since they had finished stacking their Oreos and collecting their data, we were able to take turns sharing our results with each other. They also had finished creating their Oreo sculptures, so they shared their sculptures with us as well, which was inspiring because we'll be making ours next week.

During our Skype visit with Ms.Kilpatrick's class,
we shared the results of our data.

Check out the following video to see more pictures from our experience with the O.R.E.O. Project!


For more information about the O.R.E.O. Project, CLICK HERE.

3 comments:

Tina Moricz said...

My fourth graders are doing this on Monday. We will be posting our results on our website and via twitter. We would love for you to leave us comments at http://4thgradetreasurehunters.blogspot.com and our Twitter handle is 4thGradePirates. I am going to share your post with them on Monday.

PNaugle said...

Wow, thank you for sharing your great post with pictures and videos. We really enjoyed the animoto video and are thrilled to have been a part of your O.R.E.O. Project for 2012.

Hope we can Skype with your class again soon.

Natalie said...

Hi Mrs.Moricz, Sounds like fun! We also had a lot of fun doing this, hopefully, you will too! And, yes, we definittly will comment on your blog! We can't wait to see what all of you have done! ~Natalie

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