cooking up basic science process skills 19
Which Lemon Is Mine?
words you Can Use
bumpy, dimpled, lemon, rough, smooth
what you need
■ one lemon for each child
what you Do
1. Arrange the children in small groups.
2. Give each child a lemon.
3. Help each child examine her lemon care-
fully for distinguishing features as later
each child must be able to pick out her
lemon from a mixed group of lemons.
4. Help the children with the vocabulary
that could be used to describe their lemons
(rough, smooth, dimpled, bumpy, and
5. Tell the children that the lemons are their
“babies” and that soon they will be leaving
their lemon babies at school to play with
other lemon babies. Their babies cannot
talk yet, so it is very important that each
child be able to identify her lemon baby.
6. Ask the children to put their lemons in the
7. Mix up the lemons.
8. Have the children pick out their lemon
babies and describe the distinguishing
features, or attributes, that helped them
identify their own lemon baby.
Note: Do not use the lemon babies to make
lemonade. Some children may become very
attached to their babies.
questions you Can Ask
■ What does your lemon look like?
■ How is your lemon special?
■ What does your lemon feel like?
■ How is your lemon different from other
■ What are some things you like about your
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