The Oreo Challenge

Have you ever wondered how many OREOS you can stack?  Our class participated in the O.R.E.O project.  In the OREO project, you have two chances to stack the tallest tower you can before it falls down.  We wrote a hypothesis and estimated that we could stack about 20 OREOS before the tower collapsed.  When we were finished, we analyzed the data and found the class mean or average.  After crunching the data, we discovered that our class mean was exactly 20.  Crazy, right?


Our top stacker was Marcia.  She was able to stack 26 OREOS before her tower came crashing down.  But what really surprised us was our Kinder Buddies.  Later that afternoon, we visited our Kinder friends and supported them in the OREO challenge.  One girl was able to match our maximum stacker by creating an OREO tower 26 cookies tall.  Take a look at the action by watching our slideshow.

Oreo Stacking by Room One on PhotoPeach

After we were finished stacking OREOS and crunching data, we carefully scraped out the oreo guts and used them to make sculptures.  The students had so much fun and made some pretty awesome sculptures.  Take a look at our OREO gallery by viewing the slideshow…

Oreo Sculptures on PhotoPeach

In the end, I challenged the whole class to learn the OREO hand game by the end of the week.  Most students took the bait and was able to complete the challenge.  As a matter of fact, they are still perfecting it while standing in line at lunch and after recess.  They are even teaching students from other classes and family members at home.

Has your class ever participated in a challenge like this?  Would you like to participate in a challenge with our class?  If so, please comment below and share your ideas!

 Photo Credit: Daniel Oines via Compfight

8 thoughts on “The Oreo Challenge

  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the O.R.E.O. project and for sharing the pictures and the story.

    Jennifer Wagner

  2. I’m very interested in hearing more about the Oreo Challenge. It sure sounds like fun. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. What a great post! It certainly rates as an interesting post that should get lots of comments in the blogging challenge activities. I left some comments on the slideshows and now i am off to tweet about your post.

  4. Excellent project. Practical application of the scientific process and numerical analysis. Your students must have been very excited:
    1. Because they performed the experiment successfully.
    2. Because they were all surgared up after eating their results!

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