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about the “Germy Apple”

Pearl City 4th grade student, Sophia Boyer, watches  the eruption from an apple volcano made during the school's Johnny Appleseed Day science experiments.
Pearl City 4th grade student, Sophia Boyer, watches the eruption from an apple volcano made during the school's Johnny Appleseed Day science experiments.

Pearl City Elementary students made apple volcanoes made during the school’s Johnny Appleseed Day science experiments.

They first saw the importance of hand-washing in the “Germy Apple” experiment.

Several slices of apple were placed in the “control” bag that had not been touched by anyone.

Next, several slices of apple were passed around the room and then placed into the “variable” bag.

Students immediately washed their hands after touching the apple. They made predictions about what would happen, and then observed throughout the week to see if their predictions came true.

They all agree, the germy apple is disgusting! Next, they explored the reaction of vinegar and baking soda by creating their own apple volcano.

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