Today Otter started an apple mummy project! I considered making a chicken mummy, but that seemed so wasteful… so we settled on making apple mummies instead.
Otter set up the supplies:
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- 4 containers (we used disposable cups)
- Something to label the cups with (we used a permanent marker)
- One apple
- Cutting board
Otter cut the apple into quarters (4 pieces).
We then labeled the cups with the following labels: control, salt, baking soda, and Epsom salts.
After that, each individual piece of apple was weighed and its weight was recorded on the cup that it went into.
Otter poured the substances into the cups over the apples. The cup labeled control didn’t have anything added to it (other than the apple slice).
So now the apple slices are ready to be put in a place where they won’t be disturbed for 2-3 weeks! When we pull them out, we’ll instantly weigh each piece and compare it to its original weight. We’ll determine which substance did the best job of drying the apple.