Lesson
and Objectives 























































Students
will be presented with a 2.17 ounce bag of Skittles. They will open, sort, and count the
contents. Next, they will use the
Internet to go to the Skittle's website.
At the website there is information that tells the students what the
distribution of each color is supposed to be. The question students will investigate is whether or not the
distribution is true. Once they have
done so they will go to Excel. The
objective is to create a table to enter the actual and the predicted amount
of Skittles inside their bag. There
they will make a comparison and decide if the amount is equal to the
prediction, higher, or lower. Once
this has been done, they will make a bar graph to compare the actual and
predicted amounts. 



Think
Sheet 

Question
1 

What did
you learn about distribution in this activity? 

Question
2 

How do
your results compare with what Mars claims about the contents of each package
of Skittles? 

Question
3 

How
would you know if the results are the same as the rest of your
classmates? What could you do to find
out? 

Question
4 

How else
could you use Excel in an experiment?
Can you think of any examples? 

Question
5 

How
could you let Mars know about your study of the color distribution in a bag
of Skittles? 

Question
6 

Who
might be inteterested in this data and why? 
























































