Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Investigating Fruit -Ms. Kelly’s Senior Infants!

Strand: Living Things
Strand Unit: Plants and Animals

Our class decided to investigate the fruit we had read about in the story Handa’s Surprise, written by Eileen Browne.
First we collected our resources.
We needed a variety of fruit – banana, orange, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, guava and an avocado.
We planned to use our five senses, sight, smell, touch, sound and taste to investigate the fruit.

First we used our fingers and hands to feel the fruit and we came up with lots of words to describe the texture of each fruit.
We thought the pineapple felt prickly like a hedgehog!
We used the fruit to make fruit prints and then we made a collaborative fruit bowl for art.

Link to Maths:
Maths Strand: Space and Shape:

Then we used our eyes to describe the colour and the shape of each fruit.
In Maths, we have been learning about 3D Shapes. An orange is a sphere. It has a curved surface and no corners.

Next, we used our noses to smell the fruit. Fruit smells sweet and delicious, especially when it is cut open. We loved the smell of the passion fruit.

Finally, teacher cut open the fruit and we looked at the inside. Some fruit are hard on the outside and soft on the inside. We discovered that fruit all have one thing in common, they all have seeds.

We drew a story map to describe Handa’s journey to visit her friend and we completed a taste test to check which fruit we liked and didn’t like.

We are learning about collecting data and information. We used our Maths skills to create a bar chart of our favourite fruit. Can you guess which one was our favourite?

We also learned that eating fruit is healthy, and we decided that we would do our best to eat fruit every day.

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