The children explored lemons by using their sense of touch, smell, sight, and taste. The fruit was first placed in a paper bag for them to feel with their hands and to guess what it was. Then it was cut in half (out of sight) and placed back in the bag for the children to smell while they still inquired what was in the bag. After the lemon was revealed, the children made observational drawings of the fruit. They also tasted the lemon by squeezing their part into a cup and drinking some of the juice, then adding water and a bit of sugar to make lemonade. A poll was created, and the children voted on how they liked their lemon best: Plain Lemon Juice or Lemonade.
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