With summer coming to a close, some might enjoy a fun way to make a smooth transition back to school. Try watermelon science!
These fun science experiments from the National Watermelon Promotion Board can help dust off the cobwebs while enjoying the last rays of the summer sun:
- Sun, Soil, and Watermelon
A review of what plants need to grow — and the scientific method.
- Edible Cell Activity
Uses a watermelon to model a human cell.
- The “Incomplete” Details on Watermelons
Dissect a flower, understand its parts, and learn how watermelon plants are pollinated.
- The Science of Watermelon Seeds
How many seeds are in a watermelon? Find out using the scientific method.
- The Science of Seedless
Ever wonder how seedless fruits are grown?
- Watermelon is Really Good for You
Nutritional value of watermelon, and how vitamins and minerals work in our systems.
- Will a Watermelon Float in Water?
- How to Grow a Watermelon
Instructions for growing your own!
10 Ways to Use Notebooking: #7 Science
Lots of ideas for documenting your watermelon fun, along with various notebooking page options.
Watermelon A to Z
Fun fact sheet printable also from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.