M & M’s, Science and Statistics: Yum!

Students in AP Biology used Chi Square statistical analysis to see if the stated percentage of each color of M & M is truly represented in each big bag.  Is the difference in percentage observed vs expected due to random chance?  Or is there more to it?  This fun activity led into the biological topic and statistical analysis of environmental effects on cells undergoing mitosis.  Statistical analysis may be challenging, but chocolate makes everything a little better!