Louisiana Harvest of the Month: Holey Zucchini

This lesson focuses on a simple experiment that examines the protective character of summer squash skin. In this experiment, the teacher will prepare summer squash (zucchini) by poking holes with a fork in half of them. Students will examine the squash after two weeks of being kept at room temperature and compare the punctured zucchini with fresh zucchini. The lesson can also be adapted for winter squash.