Fun Science Fair Projects Kids Can Do – Looking at an Apple Seed an A Nut

Here is the first of a series of two fun and easy science fair projects kids can do, as a series of similar projects, to make a complete good science fair project. Science fair projects kids can do needs to be fun so that it teaches the kids that science is fun.

These science fair projects are biology projects and are all about seeds in fruit and growing fruit from seeds.

There are many kinds of fruits. Some fruits are soft such as peaches and apples and some are hard such as nuts. All fruit have seeds inside the containers whether the containers are soft or hard. You can buy a variety of fruit and cut them open to have a look at their seeds.

Because sharp instruments are used in these experiments it needs to be done under adult supervision.

Our First Project Is Looking At Apple Seeds.

What you need for this science project:

  • A chopping board
  • A sharp knife
  • Tweezers
  • A magnifying glass
  • 1 Apple
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Camera

 

What you have to do:

  1. Cut open the apple in the middle with a sharp knife
  2. Remove as many pips as you can with your tweezers.
  3. Carefully remove the soft outer kin with the tweezers.
  4. This will reveal the slippery white seed. You have to work very careful as the seed is very delicate.
  5. Use your magnifying glass to look at the seed.                                                              
  6. You will see the cotyledon that is the large part and the embryo at the tip
  7. The embryo will grow into a root and shoot and the cotyledon will provide the food
  8. For your display purposes you need to take a photo of each step
  9. Also for your display you need to make a drawing of the seed after you removed the outer part and show the cotyledon and the embryo very clearly.

Our Next Science Fair Project Kids Can Do Is Looking Inside A Nut

What you need for this project:

  • A nutcracker
  • Scissors
  • A magnifying glass
  • Hazelnuts
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Camera

 

What you have to do:

  1. Even though it does not look like it, a nut is a fruit and it has a seed (the nut for us) inside.
  2. With your nutcracker, carefully crack the nut and look for the seed inside.
  3. Scrape off the dark outer skin from the kernel with a scissors.
  4. Separate the white hazelnut, carefully, into two halves.
  5. Look at the two halves with your magnifying glass.
  6. You will notice that the seed from the nut looks different from that of the apple
  7. With the nut, the tiny embryo is in the inside and the two larger outer parts are the cotyledons that will supply the food for the embryo to grow.
  8. Take photos of each step for your display
  9. Once again make a drawing showing the embryo and the cotyledon.
  10. Make a drawing showing the differences between the apple seed and the hazelnut.

These two short science fair projects for kids to do take a look at how seeds look on the inside. In the next part of this series we are going to take a look at seeds growing.  By combining the two parts of these science fair projects for kids to do you will have a good overview of growing from fruit.



Source by Hendri Van Aardt

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