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Inventions: Ice Cream and Ice Cream Cones

Learn about the history of ice cream and the mystery surrounding the invention of the ice cream cone. Several people have been credited with inventing it, although it wasn’t until the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair that the treat gained widespread popularity. Includes biographies, recipes, quizzes, and games. There are links to eThemes Resources on owning an ice cream shop and the St. Louis World’s Fair.


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Read about the origins of ice cream and its history in the New World. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
This site has a timeline showing the history of ice cream. Includes details of ice cream flavors, famous people who ate ice cream, and information about the creation of ice cream. On the left are quotations and facts about ice cream.
This site offers a short history of the ice cream cone. Scroll down to read several versions of how the ice cream cone was invented.
This site discusses several people who could have been the inventor of the ice cream cone at the St. Louis World's Fair.
This site credits Charles E. Minches with inventing the ice cream cone. Click on "Next" to read about the history of ice cream.
Watch a slide show about the history of ice cream and the ice cream cone. Includes directions for making ice cream in a baggie.
Read this riddle about ice cream and decide whether the characters have enough money to purchase an ice cream treat.
This is a crossword puzzle about ice cream. Fun for the SMARTboard.
Try to answer the correct questions in this quiz.
This is a list of the 15 most popular flavors of ice cream. Students can create a graph of this list.
This interactive site lets you make your own cone or sundae. NOTE: If you e-mail this to someone, be aware that they might receive unwanted messages.
Find out what it takes to start and run your own business. Includes information on different types of businesses, sales taxes, licenses and permits, and the characteristics of entrepreneurs. There are many sites about the ice cream industry, plus pricing information about items you would need for your own ice cream shop.
These sites have information about the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Includes visitors and the nations they represented, attractions, foods, exhibits, and antiques. An eMINTS WebQuest about choosing a Missouri city for a new fair is linked.

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