We love experimenting at our house. A bad week can easily be turned around by breaking out the science experiment books and discovering something new and fun. A few weeks ago, we learned of fun and tasty ways to experiment with apples.
Apple Tasting Experiment
To perform your apple experiment, you’ll need lots of different types of apples. I literally bought every apple variety in our local store.
Some of the apple varieties we used were:
- Red Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
- Golden Delicious
- Honey Crisp
Each child had her own apple to taste, smell, feel, hear and see. Then they recorded their observations on this great printable from Little Bins For Little Hands. You may need to print out multiple copies if you have more than five varieties.
Apple Browning Experiment
Then we noted our observations on our Apple Experiment Worksheets.
You can get your free copy of these at the bottom of the article.
The video below explains the experiment.
This video was great for explaining why the apples turn brown in the experiment.
Now, what to do with all those leftover apples? We used them to make apple butter and apple dumplings.
There are so many amazing apple recipes. Here are just a few of them:
Or, you can always do what my daughter did. Feed the apple slices to the horses. They will love you forever.