For our class project we are learning about the how sugar affects our teeth. Your students have worked hard as we have studied tooth enamel and proper dental hygiene. We then asked the question What if we don't brush our teeth? ("Gross!" they said, but couldn't give me a definitive reason why) So, we broke out the handy dandy Scientific Process! We learned to read a nutrition label and found the number of grams of sugar per serving of the following drinks: water, milk, gatorade (surprise kids - lots of sugar!), apple juice (surprise again!) and Pepsi. We created bar graphs showing the amounts of sugar in each serving and then placed a hard-boiled egg (representing our teeth) in 12 ounces of each beverage. We're leaving them overnight and will check on them in 24 hours. Our students hypothesized that the more sugar that was in the drink, the darker the egg would become. We then worked on our procedural writing as students wrote the procedure we followed for completing the experiment. Tomorrow, we will check our eggs and write a conclusion!