Materials List: Exploring the Earth’s Critical Zone with Edible Model Cross Sections

Each student needs:

  • clear 3 oz plastic cup (for example)
  • unbroken Nilla Wafer
  • tablespoon of butterscotch chips
  • 3-4 tablespoons of chocolate pudding (pudding cups work well)
  • plastic spoon
  • 2 gummy worms
  • 3-5 Oreo cookies (preferred), or chocolate Teddy Grams
  • tablespoon of shredded coconut
  • 1-2 gummy bears
  • small lollipop, like Dum Dum (optional)

For the entire class to share:

  • laptop/computer with projector to present the Exploring Earth’s Critical Zone Presentation
  • The Living Landscape by Eric Parrish and Suzanne Anderson:
  • Sandwich or quart size plastic bags with zip closure (to smash Oreo cookies or Teddy Grahams)
  • 2-3 drops of green food coloring (to color shredded coconut)
  • freezer gallon bag (to mix coconut and green food coloring)
  • plastic or metal spoons for measuring and spooning out ingredients (that can be shared amongst the students)
  • plastic gloves for teacher to hand out food materials
  • (optional) rolling pin or rubber mallet (to smash Oreo cookies)