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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chocolate lapbook

This is another lapbook that we did several years ago, with the idea coming from Jamin. You can find her lapbook here. She did her book with her son when he was older, so I made ours a little different. I looked for the book "Story of Chocolate" at our library and couldn't find it (and didn't want to buy it at the time). We didn't watch "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", but we may have read it... (I don't remember!) I used more notebooking pages from the web that I found. I did use some of the links for clip-art from Jamin. We did use wikipedia for some information about chocolate, here.

I also used a unit study from homeschoolshare for many of the notebooking pages. You can find the printable pages here. This is also where we got the fun facts, world map, sequencing cards, word find, desgin your own chocolate bar sheet and more. Since you can use that link, I won't copy and paste them all here. But let me know if the links don't work! 

It was a really fun lapbook, and YUMMY too! You should try it out!
Front cover, clip art of chocolate, labeled

Opened folder #1, with timeline, chocolate making process cards,
where in the world chocolate is grown, her own designed chocolate bar,
word search
We did use real candy bar wrappers for some of the graphics, and loved eating and trying the different types of candy bars! We pasted card stock on the bottom side of the wrappers and wrote facts on it.
Create your own chocolate bar graph, what is included,
price of bar (under Bekahbar graphic)

Middle folder lifted up, survey graph of candy
bar types/ favorites, chocolate things, notebooking pages

One of notebooking pages- M & M's graphed
graph found here

Back cover- chocolate bar wrappers...

Fun facts under the wrappers...

"U.S. chocolate manufacturers use about 3.5 million pounds of whole milk every day to make chocolate!" is what it says...
There were many other fascinating facts we found about chocolate, such as these...

Chocolate is America's favorite flavor. A recent survey revealed that 52 percent of U.S. adults said they like chocolate best. The second favorite flavor was a tie (at 12 percent each) between berry flavors and vanilla.

U.S. chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the almonds produced in the United States and 25 percent of domestic peanuts.

Sixty-five percent of American chocolate eaters prefer milk chocolate.

The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature (98.6 degrees) — which is why it literally melts in your mouth.

Older children are significantly more likely to prefer chocolate than younger children (59 percent of 9-11year-olds prefer chocolate vs. 46 percent of 6-8 year-olds), according to an NCA survey.

*Here are some record-winning chocolates, according to the Guinness Book of World Records:

The largest chocolate bar ever manufactured weighed 5,026 lbs. and was exhibited by Elah-Dufour United Food Companies at Eurochocolate in Turin, Italy in March 2000.

The largest box of chocolates ever made was a Frango mint chocolates box weighing 3,226 lbs. created by Marshall Field's, Chicago, Illinois, USA on November 14, 2002. The box contained 90,090 individual chocolates.

On April 4, 1996, the Rotary Club of Piet Retief, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, made a chocolate and marshmallow Easter egg which was just over 25-ft high. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame.

The Northwest Fudge Factory in Ontario, Canada, created a slab of fudge that weighed 2,002 lbs, making it the record-holding largest slab of fudge. The chocolate-and-vanilla-swirl fudge measured 166 ft. long, 9 in. wide and 3 in. high. The fudge took a total of 86 hours to prepare and 13 individuals to pour it into shape.

We hope you try it, let us know if you do!

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