Grapevine Fabrication—Part 2

How do generics stand up against name brands? Groups work to compare three different generic brands of raisins to a recognizable name brand. Classmates count the number of raisins in each box and share with other teams. Using the data, they create a variety of displays and compare them to the same displays from the name brand raisins. Individuals then make recommendations on the brand of raisins to buy based on the comparisons.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before beginning the lesson, lead a discussion on ways to compare two or more groups
Classroom Considerations


  • Includes a handout to organize pupils' work
  • Displays the STEM skills and practices incorporated in the lesson

  • None