Learn How Potato Chips are Made

September 2nd, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Friday, July 24, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Ballreich’s Potato Chips



Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


Discover how potato chips are made with this website from Ballreich Bros., Inc. Located in Tiffin, Ohio, this family owned business has been making potato chips since 1920.
When arriving at the link, either select the blue “Take Our Virtual Tour” text link or click on the pictorial timeline below it to learn the history of Ballreich’s.

After selecting the virtual tour link, visitors can view the 7-minute, narrated slide show that explains the process involved in going from potato to chip. Learn: 

  • How much a semi-truck load of potatoes weighs and how potatoes are delivered
  • How temperature affects potatoes
  • What happens to the peelings and scraps
  • What does a 1920’s hairstyle have to do with potato chips
  • How are potatoes dried after washings
  • How many pounds of potatoes and oil are used per hour to make a batch of potato chips
  • How many 1 ounce bags per minute can be filled with the finished chips
And much more.

When you are finished with your virtual tour, click the “Go Back” button which will take you back to the home page, then select the “Ballreich’s History” timeline image to discover the history of the company with vintage images and interesting accompanying text.


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