Cheetos are delicious, but also divisive. While some love the airy texture of the puffs, most prefer the rich flavor and sharp bite of the crunchy variety. But for a snack named “Cheetos,” the essential question seems to be: which one tastes cheesier?
In this lesson, students will use surface area and volume to come up with a way to quantify the cheesiness of a snack. Their model will tell them why one type of Cheeto tastes cheesier, and will help them design even cheesier snacks on their own!