First Name: Anna
Age: 7
Experiment Title: Analysis of Pears Using 5 Senses
What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: The purpose of this experiment was to determine the differences and similarities of 3 different types of pears: Bosc Pear (brown), Green Anjou, and Red Anjou.To determine the differences and similarities, we used our 5 senses: touch, hearing, taste, sight, smell.
What was your hypothesis?: My hypotheses were:Touch – Yes, the pears will feel slightly different.
Hearing – No, they will not sound different because they don’t have a sound.
Taste – Yes, the pears will taste slightly different.
Sight – Yes, the pears will look different on the outside. (I didn’t think about the inside until the experiment was going on!)
Smell – No, the pears will not smell different.
What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.: My five senses
3 pears
What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.: First, we wrote our hypotheses.Then we felt the pears, listened to the them, tasted them, looked at them, and smelled them.
Throughout the experiment, after testing the pear with each sense, we wrote down the results for that sense.
What were the results of your experiment?: My results were:Touch – The brown pear was rough and hard on the outside. The green pear was silky smooth on the outside. The red pear was rougher than the green pear on the outside, but still smooth. The inside of the green was drier, but silky. The inside of the red was very wet, but smooth. The brown had tiny bumps on the inside and it was very dry.
Hearing – Pears do not have a sound, so they sounded the same.
Taste – The brown pear tasted like an apple. The red pear was a little tart. The green pear tasted like I would imagine a pear to taste like.
Sight – The red and green pears looked the same on the inside, but the brown pear looked a little browner on the inside.
Smell – The green pear smelled very sweet, the red pear smelled like I would imagine a pear to smell, and the brown pear smelled like an apple.
What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? What did you learn?: My hypothesis about taste was correct.My hypothesis about sight was correct for the outside of the pears, but not the inside.
My hypothesis about the feel was correct.
My hypothesis about the sound was correct.
My hypothesis about the taste was correct.
I learned that even the same type of food can taste very different from another kind of the same type of food. I am still eating pears right now!
Lab Report: Analysis of Pears Using 5 Senses