I love Autumn. The colors, the cooler air, Octoberfest, Applefest, apples…especially the apples. I love them straight from nature, in apple pie, in apple cobbler, in apple dumplings…you get the point. And recently I discovered how much fun it can be 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 his or 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
For this apple experiment, you just need one apple, but you will need several liquids to use to test.
We sliced the apple and coated each slice with a different liquid. We set each slice on a pre-labeled plate and checked it every 30 minutes. Then we noted our observations on our Apple Experiment Worksheets. You can get free copies of these printables here.
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.
If you enjoyed this apple-related science experiment, you may enjoy this apple-related art project too! Take a look at this September Apple Tree Art Project Tutorial!