Apple Science Activity for Johnny Appleseed Day
Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!
You didn’t know it was a holiday, did you? If not, you and your student now have a reason to celebrate with our Apples ’n’ Oxidation activity.
Click on the graphic below for instructions. Don’t forget to quiz yourselves on apples, Johnny Appleseed, and antioxidants with our brief true-or-false questions below.
Apples ’n’ Oxidation True-or-False Questions
Read the statements below with your student and jot down your answers on scrap paper. Then take a look at the answer key at the bottom to see how you did.
- The average American eats 16.7 pounds of apples per year.
- Vitamins B, A, and E are also antioxidants.
- Apples are grown in every state.
- Johnny Appleseed was the real name of John Chapman, an orchardist and businessman.
- Eating antioxidants prevents cell and tissue damage.
- Only around 50 varieties of apples are native to the United States.
- You can make an anti-browning solution using ascorbic acid.
- False. The average American eats nearly 50 pounds of apples per year, although fresh apples only make up a portion of that.
- False. Vitamins A and E are antioxidants, but B is not.
- True. John Chapman bought and sold a lot of land during the time he planted his orchards.
- True. Antioxidants remove free radicals, which are caused by excess oxygen, from the body.
- False. Only the crabapple is native to the United States.
- True. Ascorbic acid is Vitamin C.
Let us know how your apple experiment turns out!