“Melting” Apples: Using a Temperature Graph to Show Phase Changes in Applesauce

by: Sarah Reeves Young

Have you heard the old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” This experiment allows students to study a phase change in a way that is accessible and edible. The experiment models a physical change from solid to liquid through the release of sugars and water from the apples. This experiment is a great alternative to melting an ice cube into water, and gets students asking questions about how temperature and energy relate to states of matter. The content is reinforced through graphing and math equations to provide a lab that integrates data analysis skills and scientific knowledge.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/30/2011Stock # PB290X_3

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