Weird Science

by Marie on October 18, 2007

Back when I posted about applesauce, I saved one apple to experiment on. When I was teaching Kindergarten, this was a fun month long science project that my students loved, so I decided to do it with my kids. They loved discovering an apple and all it’s parts.

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Apple Science

Get one red ripe apple and cut it in half. Let the kids use their Five Senses to investigate their apple. Feel, Smell, Taste, Hear, & See. What’s it all about? What is inside? Look at the core. Talk about the seeds and count how many there are. What shapes come with an apple?

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Then cut the apple into pieces. You will get to see what happens to each piece of the apple as time takes it toll. We looked at it almost everyday and talked about what was happening. The moisture is evaporating and leaving it to decompose. It got pretty gross in the end, so after one month, it was time to say goodbye.

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Martha Stewart has a great craft with shrunken apple heads that’s perfect for Halloween.

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What other fun things are there to discover about an apple?

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