An apple small peeler or knife

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Make your own shrunken head

In this experiment you are going to use an apple to create a shrunken head. You will able to observe the changes that take place over time.

This is what you will need:

Here is what you should do:

  1. Capture your apple (or take one from home)

  2. Separate the skin from the apple with your peeler. (peel can be thrown away or eaten)

  3. Dip the flesh of the apple in a mixture of lemon juice and salt.

Write down what this will do for the apple.

  1. Carefully carve out eye sockets, a nose, mouth and ears using the peeler or knife.

  2. Use cloves and rice by pushing them into the flesh to highlight nostrils and eyes.

  3. Leave your apple to dry for a while.

  4. Colour the head with plant dyes or paint and decorate with feather or other accessories.

In the boxes below you are to draw a before and after picture of your shrunken head.



Think carefully about what you have done in this experiment and write down a reason for what has happened.

Write down what has been happening in this experiment.

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