Powder Springs, GA
Submitted: April 23, 2005
love to use this lesson during our fifth grade "Human Body"
unit. To prepare for the lesson I create chocolate covered marshmallows
using white chocolate and red food coloring. First, break open big
marshmallows (however many students you have) and put a small dot
of red food coloring inside. Next, melt the white chocolate and
dip the marshmallow in, covering the whole marshmallow. Set the
covered marshmallow on wax paper and put in refrigerator until hardened.
They are ready for your lesson! As I go over the 3 parts of the
bone with students, I have them open the marshmallow and explore
what is outside and inside. The hardened white chocolate on the
outside is the "Compact Bone." The marshmallow itself
(inside) is the "Spongy Bone." The red food coloring is
the "Bone Marrow." My students from a few years ago still
remember the 3 parts of the bone!!