Which fruit molds the fastest?
- A variety of fruits that have the same starting “shelf life” from the store. For best results, keep the experiment controlled by getting freshly-picked fruits of the following types: Citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit); hard (apples, pears); squishy (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries); and bananas.
- Plastic baggies
- Fruit knife
- Location: Please choose a moist location like a bathroom or a basement to speed up mold growth.
- Pen and paper for notes
- Carefully put the fruits in their own separate plastic baggie and take these to a moist location in the house such as a bathroom.
- Over the course of a week or so, you should start seeing mold beginning to form. Jot down your daily findings.
- Be sure to take photos. Ask yourself these questions: Which fruit did I first notice mold growth? Which fruit had the most mold? Are there any difference in the color of the mold?
- After at least one week (longer may be better) observe your results and wrap up with an educated conclusion based on the experiment
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