How Everyday Things are Made


  • Use the links below to learn how some everyday items are made.  Headphones are recommended.

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Citation Maker - Use this online tool to create citations for your bibliography.   This site will open in a new window.  Minimize this site to the task bar and bring it up as needed.  After creating all citations, click on "show my citations".  Copy and paste the citations onto your bibliography PowerPoint slide.


Jelly Beans Picture of Jelly beans

Jelly Belly Video - Click on "How Everyday Things are Made".  Then click on "Jelly Beans" from "Products 1".  Then sit back and watch how jelly beans are made.  Re-watch the video as needed!

Jelly Belly's Fun Facts - Read and learn some interesting facts about the Jelly Belly.

Jelly Belly Virtual Tour - Watch, listen and read the step-by-step process to make a Jelly Belly.
 


Chewing Gum Picture of a gum ball machine

How Gum is Made - Read and watch the 8 steps in the gum making process. Be sure to read the steps below the graphics as well as beside the graphics.

Chewing Gum Ingredients and Process - Scroll down the page to find the ingredients in gum.

Chewing and Bubble Gum - History and fun facts about chewing gum.

Chewing Gum Fun Facts- Read some fun facts about chewing gum.
 


Crayons Picture of a box of crayons

Crayons Video - Click on "How Everyday Things are Made".  Then click on "Crayons" from "Products 2".  Then sit back and watch how crayons are made.  Re-watch the video as needed!

Crayola Crayon Colors Timeline - Read about the history of the color of crayons.

How Crayola Crayons are Made - Read the step-by-step process.
 


Chocolate Picture of chocolate candy

Chocolate Video - Click on "How Everyday Things are Made".  Then click on "Chocolate" from "Products 1".  Then sit back and watch how chocolate is made.  Re-watch the video as needed!

Hershey's Factory Tour - Watch this tour of the chocolate making process.  A "printer friendly" version is available.

History of Chocolate - Read some history and fun facts about chocolate.
 


Ice Cream

Picture of ice cream cone

Ben and Jerry's: From Cow to Cone - Read along as you listen to each step in the process of making ice cream.

Turkey Hill Virtual Factory Tour - Read about each step.  Click the pictures along the top to move to the next step.

IceCream.com - Read some fun facts about ice cream.
 


Marshmallow Peeps Picture of marshmallow Peeps

Marshmallow Peeps Factory Tour - Click on "About Peeps" at the top of the website.  Then click on the "Factory Tour" button.  Click on step 1.  Look at the picture and read about step 1.  Click on the button under the picture of each step when you are ready to move on.  Be sure to read about each of the 6 steps as you look at the picture.  A printable version of the factory tour is available.

Peeps History Timeline - Click on "About Peeps" at the top of the website.  Then click on the "Peeps History" button.

Peeps Fun Facts - Click on "About Peeps" at the top of the website.  Then click on the "Peeps Fun Facts" button.


Gummies Picture of Gummy Bears

Virtual Tour -Look at the pictures while you read how gummies are made.  After you have read all the words in each step click on the word "Next" to go to the next step.  A printable version is available.

History of Gummy Candy - History and fun facts about gummies.
 


Cheese

From Cow to Calcium - Click "high speed" to view a video about how cheese is made.  Individual chapters can be easily viewed again using the "Chapter" links at the top of the video.

Real California Cheese: The Story of Cheese- Watch the 6 videos about the steps in the process of making cheese.

How Wensleydale Cheese is Made - Read about the 12 step process.

Virtual Cheese Making Tour - Read and look at pictures for each step in the process.  Use the arrows at the top of each page to go to the next step in the tour.

Cheese Facts - Read the cheesy fun facts.


Coca-Cola Picture of a cola bottle and glass of cola

Virtual Plant Tour - Watch a video (no audio) and read about the making of Coca-Cola.

Manufacturing Overview - Read about how Coca-Cola is made.

The Coca-Cola Heritage Timeline - Read about Coca-Cola from 1886 - Today.


Teddy Bear Picture of a Teddy Bear

Vermont Teddy Bear: Online Tour - Read about how the teddy bears are made and look at the pictures. Click on "Next" to move onto the next step in the process.

The Bear Facts - Interesting facts and Teddy Bear History
 

America's Story: Teddy Bear's - Read about the history of the Teddy Bear.


Pretzels Picture of a pretzel

Snyder's of Hanover -  Picture and text tour of the pretzel making process.

Hammonds Pretzels - Step-by-step process.

History of Pretzels - Read about the history of the pretzel.
 


Milk

MooMilk: The Story of Milk - Read each step and look at the pictures.  Click on "Next" when you are ready to move on to the next step.

How is Milk Made? - Look at the pictures and read each step.

Brown's Dairy Fun Facts - Interesting facts about milk.
 


Paper

How People Make Construction Paper  - Watch a video to see how construction paper is made.

How Construction Paper is Made - Look at the pictures and read the steps in the paper making process.

The Paper Project - Paper facts and trivia.

 


Pencils Picture of a pencil

Pencil Video Clips - Facts about pencils and where they come from.  On the left, click on the pencils in order to learn how a pencil is made.  Only click on Pencils 1 through 5.  Do not click on pencil 6.

How a Pencil is Made - Step-by-step guide about making pencils.  Move your mouse over the pictures to read the steps.  A printable version is available.

Pencil Trivia - Fun facts about the pencil.
 


Books Picture of books

How a Book is Made - Read each step that goes into making a book.  Click "Next" to move on.

How a Book is Made - Read the steps to make a book.

Page-by-Page - Read about how children's books are made.


Denim Jeans Picture of denim jeans

Denim Video - Click on "How Everyday Things are Made".  Then click on "Denim" from "Products 1".  Then sit back and watch how denim is made.  Rewatch the video as needed!

Levi's: The Original Story - Read the history of Levi Strauss.  (This link can only be accessed from school.)
 


Lego Bricks

Lego Interactive Tour - Watch, read, and interact with this virtual online tour.

The Making of the Lego Brick - Read each step in the process.  Click the pictures at the bottom of the screen to move to the next step.

Lego Fun Facts - Read some interesting facts about this popular building toy.

 


Coins

How Coins are Made - Read the 6-step process from the United States Mint.

Making Sense of Cents - Read "The Birth of a Coin"

US Mint Fun Facts - Read interesting facts about coins.

 


Pasta

Eye Wonder: How Pasta is Made - Click the arrow on the video to begin.  The video may take a couple minutes to start.

History and Fun Facts about Pasta - Read interesting facts about pasta.

 


Teacher Page

 

Mimi MacPherson
Caesar Rodney School District
Language Arts Resource Teacher

Shari Galgano
Caesar Rodney School District
Technology Resource Teacher

Last Updated
04/23/2009