Air Composition Pie Charts: A Recipe for Air

Type of Resource



From TeachEngineering - Why do we care about air? Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in... most, if not all, humans do this automatically. Do we really know what is in the air we breathe? In this activity, students use M&M® candies to create pie graphs that show their understanding of the composition of air. They discuss why knowing this information is important to engineers and how engineers use this information to improve technology to better care for our planet.

Performance Expectations

5-ESS2-1   Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.