STEP ONE: Identify the problem
State the problem.
STEP TWO: Brainstorm Ideas
The following is a list of criteria from the manufacturer. You will need to
consider
these elements when creating the design.
Box construction
Volume = 12 in. ^{3} (192 cm ^{3})
Stable base
Design
A name for the candy that would appeal to 812 year olds
Consumer information
Graphics
Appealing colors
STEP THREE: Create a box design
Use the space below to sketch the dimensions of your box and your box design. Be
sure to show all calculations for the dimensions. You may need to use additional
paper for your sketches. Save all of your sketches and calculations.
STEP FOUR: Evaluating your design
After you have completed your design, evaluate your design by getting feedback
from
each group member. After considering the feedback, make any final adjustments to
your design. Create a mockup of your candy box. Record feedback and ideas for
product improvements in the space below.
STEP FIVE: Communicate
Write a brief description that explains your concept. Submit this description,
the worksheet,
sketches, calculations, rough copies of your box designs, and the final box.
10.2. Purdue GK12 Developed Handouts
10.2.1. Student Handout #1 – Candy Observations & Learning to Calculate
Volume
Candy Project
Name:_______________________
Hour:______
Mrs. Menon and Mr. Kukula started a new candy company in January. Over the
weekend, we made
our first batch of candy. Now, we need your help as our official first taste
testers! IF YOU HAVE ANY
FOOD ALLERGIES PLEASE SEE MRS. MENON!
Quick write INITIAL Visual observations:
What are your first impressions? You may pick up the candy, touch it, and look
at it. Think about
the texture, its appearance, and words you would expect to find on a package
containing it.
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Open it up!
Take a small bite of the candy. What are your impressions now? Think about the
texture, its
appearance, the taste, the coloring, etc. What descriptors would you use to
describe the candy to
someone else?
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Ingredients:
From your observations, compose a list of ingredients for the candy:
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How many of these candies do you think would constitute 1 serving of candy? Be
realistic – the
serving size is more than 1 and less than 50 pieces.
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Candy Project
Volume of a Sphere:
volume: the amount of space, measured in cubic units, that an object or
substance occupies.
The candy in question today is spherical (it may not be perfect – but the
general shape is a sphere.)
In order to determine exactly how much space the candy takes up, the volume of
the candy needs to
be determined.
To determine the volume of a sphere, we use the formula
, where r is the radius of the
sphere and pi is abbreviated to 3.14. The label for volume is always
units^{3}.
In this figure r is the radius.  
Try finding the volume of the following sample spheres before we try it with the actual candy.  
1. where r = 2 meters


2. where r = 1.2 feet


3. where r = 3963 miles (the radius of the Earth)


4. where r = 0.44 cm

10.2.2. Student Handout #2 – Volume of the Candy for Box Design
Your mission:
Determine the volume of the entire piece of
candy
Determine the volume of the malt
Determine the volume of the chocolate
Determine the volume of one serving of the
candy (18 pieces)
Determine the volume of 9 servings of the
candy (enough to fill a decent sized candy box)
You and your partners will need to CAREFULLY halve a piece of the candy.
Make sure that there is an
adult at the cutting table before you cut! MAKE SURE YOUR ANSWER IS LABELED
CORRECTLY!
Volume of the entire piece of candy_______________ 
Volume of the inner core_____________________ 
Volume of the surface layer___________________ 
Find the volume of one serving (18 pieces) of the
candy using the answer you found in Q1
ANSWER:___________ 
Find the volume of 9 servings of the candy (enough to
fill a decent sized candy box) using your answer in Q4.
ANSWER:________________ 
If the candy were cubic instead of spherical, each
piece would take up 1 cubic centimeter. This is larger than the volume of the candy. In order to carry out our project more effectively, take the answer of 9 servings and multiply it by 1.6 to find the volume of the box needed to hold all 9 servings.
ANSWER:_________________ 
10.2.3. Student Handout #3  Design Instructions and initial sketch page
YOU ARE ALL CANDY ENGINEERS! YOUR JOB IS TO CREATE A NEW
CANDY
BOX THAT FITS 9 SERVING SIZES OF CANDY IN IT. YOU WILL FIRST NEED TO ...
design and construct
an innovative new box for the candy (one that is appealing to a buyer)
perform the
appropriate mathematical calculations to arrive at an appropriate box for the
candy
What you will be given:
4 pieces of candy
(less than the 18 pieces that it takes to make one serving)
Access to poster
board, rulers, scissors, tape and markers/crayons
What you must do:
Design and construct a
new and innovative box for 9 servings of the candy
o An initial sketch with measurements of the box must be created (it will be
turned in with the final
constructed box)
A FINAL COPY OF THE
INITIAL SKETCH (PLAN) MUST BE TURNED IN ON THE CANDY PROJECT
INITIAL SKETCH SHEET. ONE SKETCH SHEET MUST BE TURNED IN FOR EACH GROUP.
All measurements must
be clearly labeled and a ‘total volume’ of the box must be listed
o The box must fit 9 servings of the candy without bulging or wasting space
o The box must be made from paperboard (poster board) and should incorporate
creativity in shape and
design
Develop a name for the candy and display it prominently on the box
o The name must be appropriate and presentable and colors/logos must be easy to
read and neatly
displayed
All group members’
names should be both on the initial sketch and on the final box
Where you should start:
Determine the amount
of candy in 9 servings: ___________________________
Determine the amount
of space the candy takes:_________________________
Determine the size
container that the candy will require (remember that V=LxWxH):_________________
Begin sketches with
measurements on a separate sheet of paper. Make certain that your measurements
will
allow for the correct volume of candy.
Draw a final sketch
and then acquire materials to build your box.
Construct your box.
While constructing,
begin discussion of a name for the candy.
When construction is
completed, decorate the box with the name of the candy, pictures, etc.
Make certain that
ALL group members’ names are on the box and the initial sketch.
How will you be assessed…
Quick write/first
observations page will be graded for completion and appropriateness to topic.
Volume of sphere page
will be graded on accuracy, showing appropriate work, and correct answers.
Volume of candy page
will be graded on accuracy, showing appropriate work, and correct answers.
Initial sketch
quality, accuracy, and appropriateness in relation to project.
Candy Box will be
assessed based on comparison to sketch, and the question: Do 9 servings fit in
the box
without bulge or empty space? As well, candy name and overall presentation of
the box will be taken into
consideration as quality points.
We will not be answering ANY questions! We are the cooks and YOU
are the ENGINEERS!