Sunday, October 25, 2015

Apples Experiment

I'm trying to incorporate more science experiments in my classroom this year. My 1st and 2nd graders had such a wonderful time with our Apple Experiment. An apple experiment is a great way to tie your fall activities together, especially if you are planning a trip to the apple orchard.

Here is what you need to do your own class experiment.

4 jars
oil
vinegar
water
an apple
magnifying glasses
a knife to cut the apple
recording sheet (available at end of blog post)

Place a quarter of the apple in each jar. Have the students add oil to one jar, vinegar to another, and water to the third. Leave the fourth one to have only air. 


We labeled the jars and observed the apples for a week. My students were constantly checking on the apples throughout each day.

This picture shows the beginning of the experiment.

This picture shows the end of the experiment. 

When we were finished we documented the results. My little guys have begged for more experiments ever since!



5 comments:

  1. The simplest experiments are the best! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh this is just what my kids need! Thanks for the freebie!

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  3. This is awesome and so easy! Do you have anything that explains the science about why each jar breaks down the way it does?

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