Tomato Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What is a tomato?

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1. Why is a tomato scientifically recognized as a fruit?

2. Why did the U.S. Supreme Court decide to call tomatoes vegetables even though they are really fruits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you'll be asked a few questions about tomatoes. You'll need to know what tomatoes are and why some people call them fruits and some call them vegetables.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Know what a tomato is
  • Understand why a tomato is actually a fruit
  • Remember why the government classifies tomatoes as vegetables
  • Determine why people didn't eat tomatoes for a while
  • Recognize foods that use tomatoes

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you know what a tomato is
  • Distinguishing differences - know the different reasons why tomatoes are called fruits by scientists and called vegetables by the government
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about tomatoes to identify foods that use them

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of fruit, review the lesson called Tomato Facts: Lesson for Kids. The lesson helps you:

  • Learn how tomatoes grow
  • Know how many types of tomatoes are grown around the world
  • Understand which country grows more tomatoes than the United States