Fruit Lab

One of my favorite things to do with students are taste tests. They absolutely love it if they are brave enough to give it a try. So many students never get the chance to try different fruits unless their parents expose them to them. Bring on this lesson that will be sure to be some students’ favorite.

Time Frame:1 block


  • Apply food selection and preparation guidelines related to fruit.


  • Introduction to fruit taste test. If you are short on time have each fruit ready to eat. If not show the class how to cut up/prepare each fruit.
  • Pomegranate
  • Passion Fruit
  • Mango
  • Guava
  • Star Fruit
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Black Currant
  • Cranberries
  • Prickly Pear
  • Persimmon


  • Lab ingredients
  • Food for Today Fruit Worksheet


  • Each lab group will make a different kind of fruit dish.
  • When the dishes are finished everyone will taste all the different recipes.
  • While the fruit dishes are cooling students are to work on a fruit worksheet using their Food for Today textbook.


  • Graded Fruit Taste Test Questions
  • Graded Fruit Textbook Worksheet


  • Ask your local grocery store if they can have a produce team member come and talk to your class about fruit selection (how to tell if a melon is ripe, etc).



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