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Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables

The first page of the Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables lesson plan

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators
Grade Levels: 5-8
Publication Year: 1999
Product Number: EG-1999-02-115-HQ
Subjects: General Science, Life Science, Physical Science

During spaceflight, fresh fruits and vegetables have a short shelf life and must be eaten within a few days. This experiment allows students to test the rate of ripening fruit and to use a chemical to inhibit the ripening process.

Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables Lesson Plan [77KB PDF file]

This lesson plan is part of the Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: January 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild