Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
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.