During our field trip to Tekka Market, we found some fruit we hadn't seen before.
Shotaro: We'll have to research it. We can use the computer to research it.
We passed around the fruit, using our five senses to make detailed observations.
Shotaro: A nut
Adam: A flower
Arwyn: A little coconut
Aubrey: The skin is like flat, dark chocolate.
Teddy: I've got two. A ball or a bomb.
Adam: It looks hard, like if I drop it then it will make a loud noise.
Siena: It's round.
Frankie: A cocoon.
Claire: There are leaves on the top.
Emma: It looks like a flower on the bottom.
Nora: The inside is white, and a little pinkish.
Emanie: The outside is brown and green.
Griff: The inside looks like an orange, but it is not an orange.
Pieter: It looks like a chicken wing.
Griff: A bit like a bug.
Johnny: Or a bottom.
Frankie: It looks like a brain. A white brain.
Aubrey: It feels like a boxing glove.
Adam: It's hard.
Siena: It's cold.
Adam: It's a little, little bit soft.
Arwyn: It's smooth.
Shotaro: A bit heavy.
Nora: The leaves are smooth.
Teddy: The inside is slippery.
Claire: The inside is too soft.
Nora: Leaves. Trees.
Arwyn: Dragon fruit
Teddy: White chocolate
Lucy: A flower
Aubrey: Vanilla ice cream
Frankie: A cookie
Claire: Cold, winter, a rainy day
Teddy: Dark chocolate
Griff: Sour pineapple
Pieter: An onion
Lucy: Really, really yummy!
Frankie: It's sour.
Adam: For me, it's a little sweet. A little too sweet.
Griff: It tastes like pineapple.
Aubrey: It tastes like an orange.
Arwyn: Orangy. Tangy.
Siena: We can research what it is using the computer.
Griff: We can use the Internet.
Johnny: We can go to Google.
Siena: We bought it in Little India, so it's probably an Indian fruit or vegetable. We can type in 'Indian fruits and vegetables' and find information.
Lucy: Or maybe a picture is easier.
Griff: Yes, we can do a search for images!
We put in 'Indian fruits and vegetables' and we got a lot of lovely photos, but we could not find our mystery fruit.
Siena: There are too many to go through. We need to try something else. Let's try 'unusual Indian fruit and vegetables'.
Lucy: I think we should just say 'unusual fruit and vegetables', because it might not even be from India.
We put in 'unusual fruit and vegetables' and scrolled down.
Johnny: I see it! I see it!
Shotaro: Go up, go up.
Griff: That one! Look!
Siena: Now we need to click on 'visit that page' so we can find the information.
The website gave us a variety of pictures of unusual fruit and vegetables. We went through each image, reading the names. When we got to one of the last images, we found our answer: mangosteen!