Rice Krispies Treat Earth

The Science Project

My son’s 6th grade science class learned about planet Earth. He had a wonderful time learning about the inner core and outer core, the mantle and of course the crust. When his teacher asked them to create a model of the planet, of course he came home saying, “I want to make mine out of CAKE!”

I may have obliged, but as he shared more, it seemed like a lot of kids were hoping to make theirs out of cake. Cake would be something that I would end up being rather involved with, so I suggested alternatives. After several rejected suggestions I said, “What about a globe made from Rice Krispie treats?” “YES!” he replied. “That will be FUN!” It didn’t take us long to decide! Xander was excited to make a Rice Krispies Treat Earth model. Continue reading