Virtual Field Trip to Chocolate Museum!

February 10th, 2012 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Friday, February 10, 2012 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Field Museum: All About Chocolate – Just for Kids

Age Range: 7 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

Valentine’s Day is coming – and that means chocolate! At this website you can take an animated tour to virtually pick cacao pods and process cocoa beans into chocolate!

When you get to the site, click on the words, “Begin the chocolate-making process,” to start the interactive tour.

When the tour is over, explore the rest of this site that provides the history of chocolate.

Don’t miss the “Educators Resources” where you will find “Cocoa Connections: From Beans to Bars” that is a free, downloadable series of 12 lessons about chocolate. Students will:

  1. Discover the botanical source of chocolate, Theobroma Cacao, a small tree of the tropical rainforest interior.
  2. Explore the ecological connections between people, plants, insects, and other animals within the tree’s habitat.
  3. Investigate cultural interactions and conservation concerns resulting from the cultivation, processing, exchange, and consumption of cacao.
  4. Recognize the changing economic and cultural roles of cacao and chocolate in local and global economies over time.

This is a terrific website for learning all about chocolate!

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