While you’re exploring the subject of seeds, you may also have on your own some fruit snacks. No, not the gummy imitation of fruit my kids try to count as one of the four food teams, but real fruit, for treats. As opposed to quickly administering fruit pieces on each child’s plate, turn treat time into scientific research time. Spend some time to examine and talk about a couple of fruits and also their seeds.

Select a few fruits with various sized seeds: little (strawberries, kiwis), tool (apples, oranges, watermelon), big (peaches, nectarines, mangoes). Hold up each fruit, one at a time, as well as speak about the attributes of the fruit, how the fruit expands and also where the seeds could be. As you cut up the fruit, separate the seeds as well as pass them around for the kids to consider (consist of magnifiers if you like). Contrast the sizes of the different seeds, also arrange them right into teams of tiny, medium, as well as big if you’ve made use of numerous samples.

You may desire to dry out the seeds as well as tape them to a poster with pictures of your task. Make it a matching poster by having images of each fruit on top, and the dried out seeds near the bottom with thread or something else the kids can utilize to attach the seed to the equivalent fruit. You can also try sprouting the seeds after they’ve dried out. As a pleasant reward, this science activity ends with a fantastic fruit salad! This might likewise be an excellent literacy activity when integrated with the book, A Fruit is a Travel Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards.

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