Children will read about the sequence of steps that the Crayola factory uses to turn clear, melted wax into solid crayons of many different colors.
Next Generation Science Standards:
K-2—ETS1 Engineering Design
billion, factory, melted, mold
Use these questions to check students’ understanding and stimulate discussion:
1. What are crayons made of? (wax)
2. How do workers color the melted wax? (They dump colored powder into it.)
3. What happens after the crayons get labels? (The workers put them into crates.)
4. What do you think was the most interesting part of making crayons? Draw and write about it. (Answers will vary.)
Go online to print or project the Reading Checkpoint.
Materials: used crayons, soap and water, muffin tin or cups (microwavable if you are using a microwave instead of an oven), oven or microwave, refrigerator, pencils, skill sheet
Overview: Children will learn how to heat old crayons in muffin tins to make new ones.