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Apples with Appeal

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Apples with Appeal

In this activity, learners investigate why apples turn brown. Learners discover that lemon juice interferes with the reaction that causes the browning.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Paper towels
  • 1 sheet of paper
  • 3 apple pieces
  • Lemon juice
  • Water


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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