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Can You Divide a Kiss?

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students in small groups or individually will try to divide 3 different types of chocolate kisses into the smallest pieces.

Main Curriculum Tie:
SEEd - Grade 6 (2017)
Strand 6.2: Energy Affects Matter 6.2.1

Develop models to show that molecules are made of different kinds, proportions and quantities of atoms. Emphasize understanding that there are differences between atoms and molecules, and that certain combinations of atoms form specific molecules. Examples of simple molecules could include water (H2O), atmospheric oxygen (O2), and carbon dioxide (CO2).


  • Three types of candy kisses, plain, almond, hugs.
  • Plastic knives, paper towels
  • Their own paper, one per group.

Student Prior Knowledge:

Instructional Procedures:

  1. In groups of 2-4, hand out one type of kiss, paper towel, and a plastic knife. The students are to cut the kiss into the smallest piece possible.
  2. Ask these questions as they finish.
    • Can you divide it forever?
    • If you kept dividing this what would the pieces be like? Sketch it.
  3. This will take them about 10 minutes. Then discuss what happened and why not everyone’s answer was the same.

Assessment Plan:
Full credit for names of all group members, both questions answered and a drawing.

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Sep 29 2014 09:41 AM

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