Friday is the first day of fall...so today we got ready. We observed, tested, tasted, wrote about, and embraced fall's fruit...the apple!
First we did some science! Have you ever noticed that apples turn brown once their flesh hits the air? We were wondering if there was a way to preserve the quality of the apple, similar to the way a refrigerator or a freezer preserves food. So, we tested milk, soda, water, and lemon juice against our control apple slice with just air.
Here we are using our pipettes to put on just the right amount of liquid! It was fun to get to work with our table mates, take turns, and problem solve together.
After lots of careful observation and time, here's what we discovered:
Lemon juice preserves the apple best...for now. We can't wait to see what they look like tomorrow. We're hoping kinda gross :)
Then we did a taste test and some writing. We see the world with our eyes. It's easy to write about what we see all day long. The apple is red. The apple is big. The apple has a bruise. So today we switched it up and wrote with our sense of taste...no peeking! We tasted six different kinds of apples.
We picked an adjective to describe each taste.
#1Honeycrisp #2Granny Smith #3Red Delicious #4Pink Lady #5Golden Delicious #6Gala
And finally, we learned their secret identity and wrote a poem about either our favorite or least favorite variety.