Misconceptions on FRUITS

March 16, 2018

Ask your child: “What are fruits?”

They would probably tell you all the common fruits they have eaten at home.
– apple, banana, orange, avocado, grapes, guava, honeydew, watermelon… so on
Now, show them this picture and ask them this:


“Is lady finger a fruit?”

Most of them would probably tell you: ” NO!”

“Lady’s finger is a vegetable! It is not a fruit!”
It sounds like a common sense question but in fact…

Lady finger is actually… a FRUIT too!
WHAT?!! huh?
Lady finger is a fruit?
For PSLE science, students need to identify FRUITS in the question.
Strategy for students: ALL FRUITS HAVE SEEDS.
Lady finger have seeds, thus it is a fruit.
Let’s answer the next question. Is capsicum a fruit?
Look! There’s seeds… So capsicum is a FRUIT!
Did you get it correct? 🙂

One more question!

Is this dandelion a flower or a fruit?
It’s … actually a… FRUIT, which undergo wind dispersal.
Each seed is attached to a hair-like structure.
This is the dandelion flower.

Another tip/strategy: 

P5 science – Reproduction of plants
Under seed dispersal segment, all the plants that undergo the 4 different method of dispersal (Wind, water, animal, splitting) are fruits.
Picture from Pinterest
From Marshall Cavendish  Science Guide Book
 **********DO NOT MISS THIS OUT!! **************
Test out more questions by downloading a simple worksheet here! (Suitable for P3-6)
The misconception is for P6 students too!

Our Recent blogs

Do you want to make Ice-Cream

The weather has been rather warm recently with no sign of rain for many days. Science coaches LiSu and LeeXian decided...

Last Minute PSLE Help!!

Last Minute PSLE Help!!

Today is my brother’s birthday! J But that is not the main point. It’s because when I look at my calendar, there are 2...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *