Today's Snack: What else? Have a
grapefruit half . . . or two! First, cut the grapefruit in half. Use a
serrated, or dotted-edge, knife to cut the segments within the grapefruit half
like a pie along the natural divisions. There's a special grapefruit tool that
will help you cut the fruit apart from the white pith that holds it in place.
Spoon out the segments, using the grapefruit rind as a natural "bowl." Don't
forget the best part: lift up the now-empty grapefruit half, and squeeze it so
that the remaining juice runs into your waiting teaspoon!
Globe or world map
The Earth's continents are
distinctively shaped! Looking carefully at a globe or world map, try your hand
at sketching the continents so that they stay in the correct proportion. You
don't want them just looking like round blobs! You want another person to be
able to look at what you've drawn, and recognize the continents.
Now cut out your continents. Play
with these pieces like a puzzle, and see if you agree with those who say that
the land form on Earth was originally all in one piece, and the continents
drifted apart eons ago. See if you can piece the continents back into one basic
When you're ready, though, it's time to think of them
separately again. Now, piece by piece, attach your little mini-continents to
the grapefruit with straight pins, in the location in which each continent
Step back and take an astronaut's
view of your work. Did you come pretty close?
You could probably still eat and
enjoy the grapefruit once this activity is over, if you're not too sad to take
your continent pieces off. Just be careful to remove all straight pins! Replace
them after a quick rinse in water.