The kids designed a 'fruit forest' by showing which fruits grow on bushes, vines and trees.
We explored different varieties of fruit. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we included written words, punctuation, and fractions in the display.
"Which fruits contain seeds?"
"Are there any fruits that do not have seeds?"
"What seeds can you eat? What seeds can you not eat?"
"Which seeds are small? Which seeds are big?"
"What seeds are soft? What seeds are big?"
We recognized that all of the fruits have seeds!
Scientifically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant.
"How many seeds do you guess there are in this lemon?"
Having fun with 'fruit' colored binoculars!
Remember that fig tree we planted in December 2014?
What happens when you mix yeast and fruit juice on a hot day?
Step one: Put one full packet of fast rising yeast in a zip lock bag.
Step 4: Shake the bag vigorously.
Results: After one hour the bags filled up with gas. After two hours two bags popped and one stayed sealed.
Discussion: The yeast cells are so small that we can only see them with our microscope! The yeast cells eat up the sugar in the juice and breathe out carbon dioxide gas. The yeast is ALIVE!!!
It's cold!!! Its cold because the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar pulls heat from your hand. In nature volcano eruptions are not made with baking soda and vinegar! They are caused by heat and pressure from deep inside the Earth.