Lab – Analyze a Process Objective (Answers) Lab – Analyze a Process Objective (Instructor Version)

In this activity, you will analyze processes evident in routine personal activities by drawing the relationships between inputs, actions, and outputs.


A process is a collection of input, action, and output that achieves specific results. In this activity, you will review some of your routine personal activities and determine the process to accomplish these activities. You will provide the inputs, actions, and outputs for some of the routine daily activities, such as driving a car, as mentioned earlier.


View the task of washing your clothes as a process with inputs, actions, and outputs.

Make a Simple Breakfast

View the task of making breakfast as a process with inputs, actions, and outputs. Fill in the empty fields with the appropriate input, action, or output.

Make Ice Cream

In this challenge activity, you will analyze the numbered steps to make vanilla ice cream and translate them into inputs, actions, and outputs.

Instructions to make vanilla ice cream:

1. Stir white sugar, heavy cream, and milk in a saucepan. Heat the mixture using low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Continue to heat until the mixture is hot, and a small ring of foam forms around the edge.

2. Transfer the mixture to a large container. Stir in vanilla extract. Chill the mixture for at least two hours.

3. Pour the cold mixture into an ice cream making machine. Churn the ice cream according to the machine directions.

4. When ready, serve the ice cream.


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