Thursday, April 30, 2015

Food and vegetable tasting day

We all brought a piece of fruit and one vegetable to school today.
Look at the wonderful collection we got:
 First we sorted them into fruits and vegetables:

Next we sorted them into colours: orange, green, yellow, red and black or purple.
We also sorted them according to shapes: spheres, cylinders and ovals (and decided that all these fruit can roll!)  We also decided that fruit could be sorted according to

  • size:  big, small or medium
  • rough or smooth
  • straight or curved
  • wide or narrow fruit
  •  rolls/does not roll
  •  has or does not have a strong smell
  • tasted sweet/sour/other
Unfortunately we didn't have time to sort in all these ways.
We did however have time to make a very interesting 3D data chart:
 Now came the best bit....we tasted EVERYTHING!
We filled in our charts with smiley faces with the fruit and veg we liked, sad faces for those we didn't like, and an X for those we didn't try.
Teacher had a prize for everyone who tried everything.
Here is our data chart.
Do you need some help identifying fruits?
Check out this wonderful story that we read this week:
We have planed lots of fruit and vegetables.  Today we took them home with us to grow at home.  We can't wait to eat our own home grown vegetables!

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