This science experiment investigates which material best mummifies a piece of apple after one week. A perfect tie between science and social studies, apple mummification is an experiment that is fun for all ages.
THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:
» Materials list
» Instructions for the experiment
» Photos of my class' experiment results
» Worksheet for recording data
» Worksheet with the steps of the scientific method
» Scientific method posters (7 pages, color only)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS EXPERIMENT
✔ 2 apples
✔ table salt
✔ baking soda
✔ Epsom salt
✔ knife to cut the apples
✔ permanent marker
✔ paper plate(s)
✔ measuring cups
✔ 8 transparent cups (Transparent works best because you can make sure that the materials are completely covering the apples.)
✔ small bowl for mixing materials prior to adding to cups (optional)
✔ a scale (food or postal) to weigh the apples before and after the experiment
This resource is a PDF file and is not editable in any way. You will not be able to manipulate the content inside.
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