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Apples

It’s a perfect fall day and Amelia Bedelia is visiting her grandparents. When her grandmother wants to make an apple pie, Amelia is happy to help out!

Students learn about different varieties of apples, make apple juice, and devise their own methods of extracting juice.
Zip file contains lesson plan and student worksheet.

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Written in both Spanish and English, this book is an outstanding introduction to apple production for young readers. The story follows a young apple grower from the farm to the market and ties in with math and science education. A great book for the classroom!

These traditional apple chips are a great way to utilize local apples. Try using different varieties and see which ones you like best!

Follow the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature.

Jonathan’s grandparents own an apple orchard in the mountains. Every fall the whole family gets together for an old-fashioned apple butter making party, and Jonathan learns about his family traditions.

This lesson plan has step by step instructions for cooking in the classroom and features literature and curriculum connections.

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This classroom-friendly recipe does not require any cooking, and the local apples make it a sweet treat that kids will love! The associated lesson plan includes classroom suggestions for apple activities.

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