Student activity: Instrumental firmness test
Nature of Science
In this activity, students test and compare the firmness of different apple varieties using an instrumental method adapted for the classroom. The activity forms part of the unit plan Developing future apple varieties.
This activity will enable students to quantify distinct differences in firmness between apple varieties. They will observe an instrumental firmness test used by scientists and use alternative equipment to test and analyse the firmness of a range of apple varieties.
Apple firmness, trait.
- 08 June 2011