Halloween Science: Part 3

Science and food come together in this investigation, teaching the children how heat can have a dramatic (and sometimes yummy) effect on the state of a matter, in this case the dough.  

First and second graders should be able to cut their own hot dogs with a plastic knife.  Only three cuts are required, but if you feel your students' motor control isn't quite ready for that, you can either pre-cut the hot dogs (hello, favorite parent volunteer) or make simpler mummies by not cutting the hot dog at all.  

Either way, they'll turn out adorable and VOILA... snack for the day.  :)  

You can find the directions, anchor chart photos, and student recording sheets for this investigation HERE.

{Sample Sheets}

This is my favorite "mummy book."  We read it while we're waiting for the magic mummies to cook.

Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi

{Book Summary from B&N}
Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime.  The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clack teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings.  But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare?  Big Mama Mummy, of course!

Happy teaching!


  1. These little mummies look adorable (and yummy)! So fun!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

    1. I have to admit, they're pretty good. I give my kids a choice about which one they'd like to make... most are able to do the version with arms and legs. Have fun! :)

  2. Oh my goodness, we are getting ready to launch "How To" writing, this is perfect...and yummy!

    1. I love when the parts of our day fit together, like science and informational writing. I think they'll have fun making their mummies! :)


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