How Much Water Is in a Fruit?
Have students work in groups of four. Place materials on a tray in a central location and have each group’s Materials Manager collect the materials for his/her group.
Materials per Student Group
- 1,000-mL beaker or calibrated cup
- 250-mL beaker or calibrated cup
- 4 hand lenses
- Commercial juicer, or juicer made from 2-liter plastic soda bottles (see illustration on slide)
- Equal arm balance and 1-cm/1-g cube weights (if possible)
- Drinking straw
- Plastic serrated knife
Materials per Student
- Copy of the "All Dried Up" page
- Photo by JP Denk © Baylor College of Medicine.
- Moreno N., and B. Tharp. (2011). The Science of Water Teacher’s Guide. Third edition. Baylor College of Medicine. ISBN: 978-1-888997-61-3.
- Illustration by M.S. Young © Baylor College of Medicine.
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