Apple Science: Apple Freshness Scientific Inquiry Lab and PPT {Grades 5-8}

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Help! What will save my apple? Students are introduced to a scenario that many of them have probably wondered about before - what causes my apple to turn brown and what can be done to prevent it? This lab encourages students to test different types of liquid to determine which liquid keeps the apple slice the freshest.

What will students be able to do? This product walks students through the steps of the scientific method as they design their experiment. Students will develop a scientific question, create a hypothesis, identify variables, write procedures, collect and analyze data, summarize with a conclusion, and critically think some more with additional extension questions.

Do you have students with different levels of scientific inquiry experience? This product includes three versions of the student handout to provide more or less support to individualize the student experience. There are above-level, on-level, and below-level versions to allow the entire class to participate in the same lab but allow everyone to feel like successful scientists!

How will you facilitate this activity? A hyperlinked PowerPoint allows the teacher to easily facilitate the lab activity. The PowerPoint walks the class through the lab and can reveal the answers or examples in one simple click, as needed. A detailed lesson plan also ensures that this activity will run smoothly.

Included in this Package:
• Corresponding PowerPoint Presentation (31 slides)
• Student Lab Handout - DIFFERENTIATED! (pdf)
→ Above-Level Student Handout
→ On-Level Student Handout
→ Below-Level Student Handout
• Detailed Lesson Plan (pdf)

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