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Apple Tasting Experiment

Sunday, September 04, 2016 11:50 AM | Deleted user

I confess that this is a #tbt to last year at this time.  But our family is doing it again this year so I thought I'd repost!


This is a delicious science experiment!  Our family has discovered a new favorite variety of apple through this activity--Pinata apples!


  • Five different kinds of apples
  • Large platter
  • Plates for all participants
  • Come up with a way to keep track of which variety of apple is which. You can eyeball it if they all look different or come up with a way of labeling them.
  • Start by asking your child to describe the apples.  Are they all the same colors or different colors?  What colors are they?  Are any speckled or streaked?  Are they round or square?  Are they wide or tall?
  • Ask your child to predict (make a hypothesis) about which variety he/she will like the best.  Why do you think that?  Based on color?
  • Taste the apples!  Everyone should the taste the apples in the same order.
  • As you taste a variety, ask your child to describe it.  Is it sweet or sour?  Do you like it or not?  Is that what you expected it to taste like?
  • Ask everyone to vote for a favorite apple.  Compare these results to the predictions.

Bonus points if you pick the apples yourself first!  Join us for apple picking at Brooksby Farm.  Check out the calendar for more info.

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