July 8, 2010

This week’s question of the week is “What plants do we eat?” To explore this question, the 2nd graders took a field trip to the grocery store and picked out a few fruits they had never tried along with some old favorites. Back in the classroom, they cut open the fruit, observed the seeds, predicted how it would taste, and took part in some eye-opening taste testing. They then categorized each fruit according to the different tastes.

Rasheed looks forward to tasting the fruit they bought, including peaches, strawberries, and new fruits like kiwi, grapefruit, and lemon (which they then made lemonade with):

Aniya helps fill in the table after students voted on how each fruit tasted:

Daniel and Shad tried grapefruit for the first time and found it sour and bitter (as you can tell from their faces):

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