Scientists in America have spent the last two decades cross-breeding a new variety of apple which, if kept in the fridge, will stay fresh for a year.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Debate whether creating a new breed of apple is playing with nature, or if this is a clever way to make healthy food more convenient and reduce food waste
- Design and write an advertisement for this new breed of apple, using powerful or entertaining language choices
- Imagine a conversation between items in a fridge when one of these apples is put in. Will they be impressed, jealous or sympathetic? How will the apple feel?
- Research other examples of cross-breeding, whether it’s for plants or animals. What were the original breeds and which characteristics were the breeders hoping to combine?
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
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