Our next stop in our journey Around the World in 50 Experiments is a chain of islands in the Caribbean Sea called Grenada. Grenada is made up of three islands, Grenada, Petit Martinique and Carriacou. These volcanic islands have a beautiful tropical climate, gorgeous beaches, lush rainforests and abundant wildlife.
Grenada produces lots of spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, bay leaves and turmeric.
Grenada – Fun Facts
Grenada produces around one-third of the world’s nutmeg!
As well as spices, Grenada is famous for its cocoa production.
The official language of Grenada is English.
Levera Beach is known for its population of Leatherback turtles, which are now critically endangered.
The population of Grenada is around 110,000.
Grenada is nicknamed The Island of Spice.
Grenada is home to the world’s first underwater sculpture park. The structures are mostly made from pH-neutral concrete, which attracts marine life to form an artificial reef. This is great as it also attracts tourists reducing pressure on the natural reefs.
Science Activity Ideas – Grenada
Rainy Day Mum has a great activity with a plastic bag jellyfish showing how easily animals can mistake plastic for food. Eating just one piece of plastic can be life-threatening to a turtle*.
Spice and Smells
Smell and taste activity
Grenada is famous for its spices. Spices give off lovely smells and add delicious flavour to foods. Did you know how a food smells affects its taste?
Try eating something while holding your nose; you’ll probably find it doesn’t taste as good as when you can fully smell it.
The activity below is taken from my book, Gross Science, but you can download this activity free of charge.
Spiced play dough
Nurture Store also has some lovely spiced play dough ideas. These would work well as part of a guess the spice game.
Where will you go next on our journey Around the World in 50 Experiments?
Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Emma Vanstone