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|Title of Project: Jar of Tar by Amy Fine
Purpose of the Project: Students will see the jar of tar and understand the
amount of tar stored in the lungs after a year of smoking.
Description of the Project: This jar contains 1 cup of “tar” –the same amount as
is in a smoker’s lungs after smoking a pack a day for one year.
CSHE Area that this project aligns with: Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs
Health Education GLEs that this project aligns with:
RA3C2: Describe the effects of TAOD on the body (e.g., lungs, brain, liver)
Developmentally appropriate grade or grade-range: 1-5
Equipment/Items needed to make this project:
1 glass jar with lid, 1 cup of black molasses, two printed labels, old cigarette butts,
laminator, and 12 in ribbon
1. Measure out 1 cup of molasses.
2. Pour molasses into glass jar.
3. Put cigarette butts into jar.
4. Print labels on copy paper.
5. Cut labels to be about 2 in. X 3 in.
6. Laminate labels.
7. Glue label “Jar of Tar” on jar.
8. Hole punch the top left hand corner of the other label.
9. Tie the descriptive label around the jar lid using the piece of ribbon.
Cost to make the project: $6; This was the cost of molasses and one pint sized
Actual cost to purchase a version of the project: $60.25
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