Comparing Carrots

Carrot Graph

Why should science teachers have all the fun? Turn your kitchen into a laboratory by holding a blind taste test of locally grown, farm-fresh carrots and baby carrots. Challenge your kids to use all of their senses (except sight, of course!) and collect data on family member preferences.

If you’ve got some upper elementary or middle schoolers around, recruit them to graph preferences and analyze the results. Take it even further and make hypotheses in advance of the taste test about how factors such as soil fertility, growing practices, processing, packaging, distance traveled for distribution, weather, and more could influence taste and personal preference.

Carrots are Farm to School in Northwest Michigan’s Harvest of the Month for December. Check out this informative flyer for fun facts, recipes and more!

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