Estimating Apple Seeds

Estimating Apple Seeds


Materials Needed:

Apples (several different sizes and colors)
Knife (for adult use only)
A sheet of paper (to write down the student's estimations)


What to Do:

Hold up an apple and ask the children to guess how many seeds they think might be in the apple.
Explain to children that by guessing they are "estimating" the amount of seeds in the apple.
After writing down the children's estimates, cut open the apple and count the seeds (this step should be done by an adult).
Tell the children this is the actual amount of seeds in the apple.
Compare the actual with the estimated amounts.
Try again using a different kind of apple.
You can go a step further and compare the amount of seeds in a large and small apple.


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