3,2,1, Blast Off!
Purpose: To make fruit and vegetables ripe.
Materials: distilled water bowls large spoons
paper plates knife
vitamin C tablet pencil/paper
apples, bananas, carrots and celery ruler
Hypothesis: Do you think the fruit and vegetables that are immersed with vitamin C will last longer (not get brown, or wrinkly, or soft ) than those that have not been immersed in vitamin C?
1) Place water in the two bowls.
2) Mix a vitamin C tablet into one of the bowls and label it.
3) Cut the fruit into wedges or small pieces.
4) Put 2 wedges of a fruit into each bowl and immerse for 10 minutes.
5) Take out each wedge with a spoon and place on separately labelled paper plates (treated and non treated). Make sure the inside part of the fruit is facing the air.
6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 with each fruit and vegetable.
7) Let all the fruit and vegetables sit for a hour and look for browning.
8) Record the results and take a picture of the experiment.
In this experiment Daria found out that the fruit without vitamin C were more brown. She found the experiment easy but not that fun. Daria also found out that the fruit with the vitamin C were softer. The fruit with the vitamin C tablet lasted longer and the fruit was less brown. Astronauts need vitamins to keep their fruit and vegetables fresh that's why the fruit in the vitamin C water was healthier and less brown.