Prince Pondicherry’s Palace

Over the last 2 days, 6 White have been conducting a scientific investigation into factors that help chocolate melt slowly. They did this in response to the challenge from Chapter 3 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

‘Prince Pondicherry wrote a letter to Mr Willy Wonka,’ said Grandpa Joe, ‘and asked him to come all the way to India and build him a colossal palace entirely out of chocolate.’

‘Did Mr Wonka do it, Grandpa?’

‘He did, indeed. And what a palace it was! It had one hundred rooms, and everything was made of either dark or light chocolate! The bricks were chocolate, and the cement holding them together was chocolate, and the windows were chocolate, and all the walls and ceilings were made of chocolate, so were the carpets and the pictures and the furniture and the beds; and when you turned on the taps in the bathroom, hot chocolate came pouring out.

‘When it was all finished, Mr Wonka said to Prince Pondicherry, “I warn you, though, it won’t last very long, so you’d better start eating it right away.”

‘”Nonsense!” shouted the Prince. “I’m not going to eat my palace! I’m not even going to nibble the staircase or lick the walls! I’m going to live in it!”

‘But Mr Wonka was right, of course, because soon after this, there came a very hot day with a boiling sun, and the whole palace began to melt, and then it sank slowly to the ground, and the crazy prince, who was dozing in the living room at the time, woke up to find himself swimming around in a huge brown sticky lake of chocolate.’

Using your investigation, please now redesign Pondicherry’s palace, answering the following questions:

What chocolate should he make it out of?

Where should he build his palace?

What size pieces should he use?

Should he add anything to protect the palace?

EXTRA QUESTION: Does it make sense to have hot chocolate coming out of the taps in the palace? Why?

Write a quality response underneath, using correct grammar and punctuation

20 thoughts on “Prince Pondicherry’s Palace

  1. What chocolate should he make it out of?

    He should make out of dark chocolate because dark chocolate takes more cocoa powder and more solids.

    Where should he build his palace?

    He should build the palace in Antarctica or the Arctic and he should also build in a cave so no sunlight can reach it nor can rain.

    What size pieces should he use?

    He should use small pieces to make it because then if a strong storm hits the cave then the whole thing will not fall at one but only one will fall.

    Should he add anything to protect his palace?

    No because the cave is already protecting it.

    Extra Question:Does it make sense to have hot chocolate pouring out of the taps in the palace?

    No because it is hot and will add heat so it will melt quicker.

    By Abdulah

  2. 1) I think he should make it out dark chocolate, because dark chocolate is the longest chocolate to melt out of milk and white chocolate and, it will hold the longest.
    2) I think Prince Pondicherry should build his palace somewhere cold like Antarctica so I doesn’t melt because it’s not sunny there. Or he could of built his palace in a cave, because no rain will ever get on it and if rain did it might of collapsed. And if sun gets on it, it will melt.
    3) I think Prince Pondicherry should use big pieces of dark chocolate because it will melt slower and if he uses small pieces of dark chocolate it will melt quicker.
    4) Yes I think he should put somethink around it like a big round bit of plastic all around it and have a cold temperature.

  3. 1) Based on our results, we would advise him to make his castle out of dark chocolate because it contains cocoa powder(a solid material) and will take longer to melt rather than milk or white chocolate.
    2) He should build his palace in a cave because it won’t touch rain and sunshine. This is because water breaks chocolate into pieces and sunshine would make it melt.
    3) We think the prince should use big pieces of chocolate to make it because it takes longer to melt than a small piece of chocolate.
    Should he add anything to protect the palace?
    4) We think he should add something waterproof around it so that water doesn’t touch it.
    5) We think it doesn’t make sense because what if the prince needs water and he doesn’t find it anywhere.

    By Pranay and Mariam.

  4. 1) He should make it of dark chocolate but inside he can make it in milk chocolate .

    2) in a mountain that’s not next to the sun because if he he keeps it in the mountain it would not melt it would be hard.

    3) He should make it of big dark chocolate because it wouldn’t melt.

    4) He should keep it in a cave because if it rains it keeps it covered

  5. 1.He should make out of dark chocolate 🍫 because it will melt the slowest.
    2.He should build it in snow.
    3.He should use big pieces for the wall and floors .For the roof medium sized chocolate.
    4.He should put bricks around the palace so the chocolate palace is protected and it doesn’t melt.
    Extra Question: yes it does make sense to have hot chocolate running from the tap because if it was water the palace will melt.
    By Ilyas and Haleema

  6. 1.) Prince Pondicherry should make his palace out of dark chocolate because it has lots of cocoa which will last it for more longer as it makes it more solid rather than being very liquidy.

    2) Prince Pondicherry should build his palace in a cave because it’s dark it makes it cool so no sunlight gets there and when it rains it can’t get in there.

    3) I think that he should use slabs of 12 pieces because it is more pieces which takes longer and then on top of that he will be using dark chocolate which takes long as well.

    4) He can use bricks on the outside and chocolate on the inside if he does it outside, but we suggest he should do it in a cave.

    Extra) No because if he wants to live there then when he washes his hands it will be sticky and never be clean.

  7. 1) I think prince Pondicherry should build his palace with dark chocolate because it would last longer.
    2)I think he should build his palace ina cool place where the sun won’t hit as much.
    3)I think that the size of chocolate should be large because the chocolate might last longer.
    4)I don’t think he should have anything to protect it because if it had something around it then it might be really hot inside of it so then the palace would melt if it did.
    5)I thinking doesn’t make sense of having hot chocolate coming out the taps becomes the chocolate might dissolve the hot chocolate.

  8. 1.He should make it out of dark chocolate because it has more coco and less liquid so it will last longer.

    2. He should make the chocolate palace away from the equator and some where cool because it would melt slower and would last longer.

    3.He should use a bigger.size because of it will stand longer and it won’t melt.

    4. There should be a ice circle around the palace to keep it from melting and stop intruders.

    (EXTR QUESTION)

    It doesn’t make sense to have hot chocolate because you won’t want a bath in hot chocolate because you wouldn’t be clean

  9. I think he should make it out of dark chocolate because dark chocolate takes along time to melt and white and milk chocolate take quicker.He should build it somewhere that it won’t rain or be sunny because if it sunny the chocolate will melt and if it rains the chocolate will brake.I suggest he build it on a mountain because it’s cold and doesn’t rain.I suggest he builds big pieces of dark chocolate because it takes a long time to melt.He should add something like ice because ice is hard and protects the chocolate from rain. It doesn’t make sense because hot chocolate will melt the chocolate.

  10. 1.) I think he should have made the palace with dark chocolate because dark chocolate melts the slowest.The dark chocolate melts the slowest b cause it has less milk and cream.
    2.)I think instead of building the palace in India he could have built it Near ice (not near rain or the sun).
    3.) I think he should use a lot of litttle pieces because big pieces melt first.
    4.) yes he can add something to protect the palace but he doesn’t reallly have to.
    5.) No it doesn’t make sense because then how is he going to wash his hands and drink water.

  11. 1) He should of made it out of dark chocolate cause it has the most cocoa inside it.
    2) A place it should be made next to a snowy place or in a cave so he can survive.
    3)The Prince should use small pieces because if you use big pieces it melts quicker.4) He should make it like put an igloo around it or put it in a cave .
    5) It doesn’t make sense because if hot chocolate goes on other chocolate it melts.

  12. 1) He should of made the palace out of dark chocolate because dark chocolate has more coco in it.

    2) He should’ve built his palace in a place where it doesn’t rain or it doesn’t shine (no sun).

    3) The size should have been very,very,very big because it melts slower.

    4) Yes, he could have protected it with bricks, bricks for a roof and bricks for the sides.

    Extra Question) It does make sense because since he has everything chocoolate he’s probably going to have that too.

    Sheza👻 and Alex😆

  13. 1) I think he should make it out of dark chocolate because it don’t have any liquid in it and if it is a really hot day it will not melt . If not he could build it but have bricks on the outside and the chocolate on the inside and then it will not melt .

    2) I think he should build the palace in a cold mountain because then the chocolate will stay solid and if it was there it might not rain . If not he could build it in a cave because the sun will not hit it and if it rains it will not melt .

    3) I think for the outside of the house he should use big pieces of dark chocolate because it will not melt . For some of the house you could use little bit of chocolate but it could melt and if it does you will not have anywhere to live .

    4) To protect the palace from melting he should use bricks of something that will hold the chocolate on the outside . Or all of should not be made out of chocolate some parts of it could be out of a different material for eg. sofas : leather .

    5) I don’t think you should becaus if you need a shower you will just get hot chocolate everywher on your body . And if you have really dirty hands and you will need to wash them you hands will get event dirty . If that had happened and you need to take a shower and you expect it to be water if the chocolate is on your body and you come out of it there will be chocolate everywhere .

    By Lacey 👍👍

  14. 1) Dark chocolate because it has less liquid so it will melt slower.
    2) In the North Pole because it’s freezing there and it will not melt but the snow could get in the way so you can build ice around it.
    3) They should use big pieces because its harder to melt.
    4) Yes he should protect it with ice to it so that it has an extra layer and also the snow doesn’t get in the way.
    5) No because it will just melt the solid chocolate.

    By Daniels and Marihah.

  15. 1) I think that the prince should have made his palace out of dark chcolate because dark chocolate has less liquid then white and milk chocolate.

    2)The price should have built his chocolate palace in a cave because it has got no sun which means less heat and when it rains the water will not go through the cave and damage the palace.

    3)He should use big pieces of chocolate because it would melt slower then a little amount of chocolate and then the palace would last longer.

    4) To protect the palace he could have put bricks on the outside and then chocolate on the inside so then it would protect the castle from melting.

    Extra question:
    It does not make sense to have hot chocolate coming out of the taps because everytime you wanted to drink something you would always have hot chocolate. And if it was a very hot day and you wanted water the only thing you would get is hot chocolate.

  16. I think he should use dark chocolate because of it’s solid material and it is the slowest to melt.
    He should palace in a forest far from the equator because of it’s rainy showers and cold winds.
    For sizes he should small pieces because it harder for the sun to directly hit and if he use big slabs it is easy for sunlight to hit it.
    I think he should add another layer on top so if one breaks it has support underneath.
    No I think this is wrong because it heats th palace and could melt the wall of chocolate.

  17. He should build his palace in a cave because no rain and no sun go to it.He should build it out of dark chocolate because it will last longer because it has more cocoa powder and less liquid in it.He should use big slabs of dark chocolate so it could last longer but if he uses tiny pieces it will not last long like the big slabs of chocolate.The cave will protect the palace because no sun or no rain can get in.It will not be good for hot chocolate to come out the taps because his body will be cover in chocolate so that means he will be covered in chocolate all the time.ByYussuf

  18. 1) Willy Wonka should make his from dark chocolate because it has more cocoa.
    2) He should build his palace in a cave because if it’s sunny it can’t melt and rain can’t get to it.
    3) The peices of chocolate should be big because it takes longer to melt.
    4) He should add brick walls around it.
    5) It does make sense because his palace is made out of chocolate.

  19. You should make the palace out of dark chocolate because the dark chocolate has less liquid and more coco powder.

    He should build his palace inside of a cave this is because the palace won’t receive any heat or get rain on it and desolve the chocolate.

    I think he should use big pieces because they will melt slower.

    He should build a wall around the chocolate palace and let it have holes in it so then it dosnt melt.

    No it doesn’t make sense to have hot chocolate coming out of the taps because everything will melt. This is because the hot chocolate has to travel through chocolate pipes and it will dissolve them.

    By Zabit and Luci

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