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Students investigate U.S. history by examining technology post Civil War. In this inventions lesson, students view a slide-show of images demonstrating how the U.S. transformed into an industrial powerhouse in the late 1800's. Students create a fictitious cereal box which demonstrates the inventions and technology of the period.
Middle schoolers use the mathematics of surface area to approach the problem of garbage pollution from the classroom. After watching a video, students construct replicas of cereal boxes and compute their surface area.
By using creative ways to complete book reports, like using cereal boxes, you can motivate students.
Sixth graders explore the ancient world and why it is important to the modern world. They create a miniature display board made from an empty cereal box. Students list innovations form Mesopotamians. They write a paragraph explaining an ancient accomplishment.
Sixth graders decorate an empty cereal box with information and games showing their comprehension of factual information about an assigned planet. This is a nice, creative lesson about the solar system.
In this volume worksheet, students determine the number of cuboids needed to create a rectangular prism of a particular size. They determine the mass, volume and density of cereal boxes. Students determine the volume of rectangular prisms and complete a Soma puzzle. This seven-page worksheet contains approximately 35 problems. Answers are provided on the last page.
Creative hands-on art project ideas that are easy on the earth and easy on a teacher’s budget.
Students sort and categorize different types of boxes and cartons. In this sorting lesson, students designate areas of the room to put different sizes, styles, or colors of boxes. They help their teacher count and graph the different categories of boxes on a chart. They also have a chance to play with the boxes as building blocks.
Students investigate the concept of the food pyramid. The lesson includes background information for the teacher to lecture students about the food pyramid. They construct a model of the pyramid using cereal boxes. The projects could serve as props for research papers presented as an extension to the lesson.
Take a creative approach to division using this "cereal box puzzle" lesson. The idea is clear: learners examine division number sentences with missing numbers, all of which have nine as either the quotient or divisor. Then, they notice patterns which allow them to use multiplication to figure out the numbers, arriving at the connection between division and multiplication. However, the puzzle, which you can project, is not fully compatible with procedures. Adjust to fit your class needs.
What happens to our recycling once it is hauled away? In the third of four Earth Day lessons about recycling and reducing our impact on the world's natural resources, learners explore where recycled materials go and what becomes of them. After a quick overview, kids work in pairs to research a product from its original form (natural resource) to its typical disposal. Groups are challenged with finding a way to reduce the amount of products that end up in landfills. As an extension, each child can create his own project, taking an item that would be bound for a landfill and repurposing it (e.g. making jewelry out of old CDs). 
Students create a book report using a cereal box. In this book report lesson plan, students cover the outer parts of a cereal box representing a book they red. They create an original cover on one side, and use the other sides to report on the setting, characters, problem, solution, theme, and anything else they want to include. Then they present their cereal box to the class.
Students work in teams to evaluate their school and community waste management systems. They develop new plans including cost analysis and present the plans using a slideshow, website, brochure and art project.
Use Valentine’s Day as a reason to send cards to special people in the community or to the troops in Afghanistan.
Book study activities can inspire page turning literature analysis of point of view, author's purpose, and much more.
High schoolers develop a new cereal and design a box for it. In this art and design lesson plan, students complete a year-end cumulative activity in which the use all of their artistic skills to develop a new cereal. They use their marketing skills as they design a box that would meet the standards of a graphic designer.
Young geometers need a clear understanding of perimeter, volume, and area. This lesson provides a worksheet to help small groups of learners to calculate various measurements of objects and choose the proper units for measurement. It also provides worthwhile ideas for extending the lesson to other geometric shapes and measures. 
Students create a new cereal and design an original box as their final for Art 1. This is a cumulative assignment incorporating the skills and techniques studied and developed throughout the course of the year.
For this volume and surface area worksheet, students determine the relationship between volume and surface area of rectangular prisms. They calculate the area of a cereal box and then dilate it under given conditions. This one-page worksheet contains three multi-step problems.
Second graders study commercials and determine which cereal they feel is the most nutritious.

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