Apples and their various parts, what are they, what do they do and how can we make a simple floating boat out of one?
008: Apple STEAM Exploration
Just what is inside an apple anyway and which parts float?
What you need:
-A bowl and water
-Paper or card stock
-Cut the apple in half, remove the seeds, remove the stem, remove the core and slice the rest of the Apple into 1/4” pieces
-Teach your child about the various parts of the Apple
-Experiment with each part of the Apple to see which parts float
-Next, with the Apple slices, toothpicks and paper, help your child to construct a simple boat
-Experiment floating the newly made boat
-Ask questions about what makes the boat float, what makes it sink, what else can we try?
What they learn:
-The anatomy of an apple
When the project is complete:
-Take a photo of the structure and share it with us! Tag us on social media and use hashtag #theRchild, we can't wait to see the results.
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