We started by exploring the different types of fruits, the difference between the scientific term and the term in general types of use, and bought a variety of the more exotic fruits from the local supermarkets.
|The fruit haul|
Solomon also wanted to put some satsuma pith under the microscope, and repeat the extraction of DNA from the strawberries experiment we did last year (see previous Project 105: Harvest Festival).
|Extracting Strawberry DNA|
The children also had to draw a fruit of their choice, and explored the artwork of Giuseppe Arcimboldo using Twinkl resources. In a nice coincidence we watched The Tales of Despereaux this week, which also had an Arcimboldo style character.
|Kiwis and Fruit Portraits|
Next project: World Book Day and 1,001 Arabian Nights