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Apple Browning Science Experiment with FREE Oxidation Worksheet

This simple, but fascinating apple oxidation experiment allows children to learn why apples turn brown and what prevents apples from browing with a hands-on apple science experiment. Try this apple activity for kids this September with pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print apple worksheet and you are ready to try this apple browning experiment!

This simple, but fascinating apple oxidation experiment allows children to learn why apples turn brown and what prevents apples from browing with a hands-on apple science experiment. Try this apple activity for kids this September with pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print apple worksheet and you are ready to try this apple browning experiment!

Apple Browning Experiment

Looking for a fun and useful apple experiment. This apple browning experiment uses real apples and various liquids you have around your house to hypothesize and discover what prevents apples from browning. In this simple apple science, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students will discover why apples turn brown. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this apple activities as part of your apple theme or science centers during September and fall.

What is Oxidation

Oxidation can happen to metals, fruit, and other substances. It simply means a chemical reaction occured that resulting in an electron is removed. When the inside of an apple is cut, the inside is exposed to oxygen in the air, a chemical reaction occurs where an electron is lost through oxidation. The oxidation (visually the browning of the surface of a fruit) can be prevented by removing the oxygen from the equation and vacuum-packing the fruit, adding heat and cooking the apple slices, or by coating the surface with an acidic liquid, like lemon juice.

Let’s explore some common household items and see if any of them can prevent oxidation in apple slices.

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Apple Oxidation Experiment

To try this simpler apple experiment all you need are a few simple materials:

  • apple
  • knife
  • pen and paper for labeling
  • free apple science worksheet (below)
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • milk
  • water
  • small containers

Science experiments with apples

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First things’s first, you need to make a label for each liquid so you don’t forget which one is which. Don’t forget one of them should be “air” for your control variable. Having a control variable is necessary so that you can compare it to the other apples that have been submerged in various liquids.

Now, pour the liquids into separate containers with the labels next to the corresponding containers. Place an apple slice in each container so that it’s submerged in the liquid.

What Prevents apples from browning

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Wait a few minutes and take out the apple slices. Place the apple slices on a cutting board or plate and put the corresponding labels next to them.  Wait two hours and check on the apples.

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Discuss the progress of the oxidation and write what you are seeing on your apple oxidation worskheet.

Why Apples Turn Brown

Why Apples Turn Brown

Wait another hour and check on the apples. Discuss any new observations and record them on your worksheet.

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What Prevents apples from browning

Finally, after 5 hours total, check how brown the apple slices are and record observations on the free worksheet. Your child can draw the oxidized apple slices in the space provided on the worksheet.

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Simple apple oxidation experiment to learn why apples turn brown and what prevents apples from browing with hands-on apple science activity for kids.

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