When a fruit “rots” it decomposes into simpler forms of matter. Decomposition is a form of natural recycling and is necessary to maintain the finite matter that takes up physical space in the biome.
Does opening a fruit upcause it to rot faster?
- Two apples
- Two oranges
- Two peaches
- Two strawberries
- Plastic baggies
- Pen and paper for notes
Note: This experiment is best done in the winter, so that no bugs get to the fruit.
- Cut one of each kind of fruit in half. Put it in a plastic baggie.
- Put each of the other whole fruits in a separate plastic baggie.
- Observe the decomposition progress daily and see which fruit rots first.
- Record your observations in the chart.
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