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Thursday, September 15

Apple Science

The boy and I did another observation activity.  This time we observed APPLES.  

Apple Observation Chart
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Unfortunately, we ran out of printer ink and I was unable to print it!  I was bummed.  So, we had to improvise.  I let him touch my computer screen to point out his answer.

Materials:

  • an apple 
  • observation sheet
  • crayons or markers

Directions:

  • Use the worksheet to guide your observations. 

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  • You can decide ahead of time if you want them to listen to the apple as they take a bite out of it or just listen to it as a whole.  We decided to use the “crunch” factor.

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  • If your kiddo doesn’t understand the term sweet, sour or salty.  Pull out the salt by all means and have them taste it. Have them drink a little water to clean their palate. Then ask them to taste the apple. Do they taste the same? 

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Special Note: When observing the texture I tried to use clip art that your child could relate to and that would be around everyone’s house.  I used a mirror to represent smooth and a cheese grater to represent rough.  So, if you child doesn’t know the term smooth have him/her touch a mirror and say, “This is smooth.”  Do the same with the cheese grater. Then have him/her compare what they are observing to both objects.  You can then ask your child, “Is your ______ smooth like the mirror or rough/bumpy like the cheese grater?”

If you have more than one apple variety you can have a taste test and graph the results.

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And that was it.  As I mentioned before the boy loves observation sheets, but he likes them even better when he actually gets to eat something when he does it!

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for all of the amazing resources you provided in your apple unit! I am preparing to host a preschool playdate for toddlers this week, and I have been able to get SO MANY great ideas and printables from you all. I will be telling all of the other mommies about your site for sure!

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  2. You are so welcome Kelly. I'm glad we were able to help provide some resources for you.

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