- oranges, one per child, cut in half
- one orange, peeled and sectioned
- manual juicer
Key Science Concepts
- Many of the foods we eat come from plants
- We eat certain leaves, roots, fruits, and seeds
- Fruits have seeds.
Tell children they are going to make their own orange juice. Ask them how they think orange juice might be made.
- Have children wash their hands.
- Give each child two of the pre-cut orange halves and a section of the peeled orange. Ask them to compare the peeled orange and the cut orange.
- Demonstrate how to use a juicer to squeeze the juice from an orange half. After juicing the half, show children how to pour the juice through a strainer and into a cup.
Reflect and Share
As they drink their juice, ask children to describe what oranges smell and taste like. Ask them what they noticed when they strained their juice: what was left over in the strainer? They can eat the pulp and the peeled orange as well.
Have children collect the seeds and add them to the Seed Museum.