If you have read my most recent posts, you know we’ve been having a lot of fun with our apple unit this past week. After a recent trip to the grocer we headed home for a bit of delicious apple tasting!
We started our apple taste test by looking at the different colors and sizes of our apples.
Then I asked them to make a hypothesis about which apple would be the sweetest, the most tart, and which would be the crunchiest.
Then it was time for the tasting!
I sliced up the Gala first, and before I had the next apple sliced up, they had more than half of it eaten!
As we sampled the apples, I asked the kids to describe each apple. I wrote their descriptions down for a later activity.
Once our yummy apple snack was finished, we headed inside to do a little comparing and contrasting of those apples.
To make things a little simpler, I decided we’d compare and contrast just two of the apples we had tasted.
I drew a green circle and red circle on each of their papers, creating a simple Venn diagram to compare and contrast the Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples.
The first grader was able to use our descriptions from earlier to fill in her chart in no time!
I bet you can tell from the earlier picture, Gala and Golden Delicious were their favorite apples from this apple taste-test. We are anxious to try some other varieties later this fall!
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