An Inside Look at Apples!

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An Inside Look at Apples



Student Worthiness

Tried and Trusted

Primary Biological Content Area Covered

Materials

This lesson may foster mold growth. Mold spores cause allergic reactions and so the container should remain sealed prior to disposal.

Safety

IMPORTANT: KNIVES SHOULD BE HANDLED BY ADULTS.

Handouts


Handout 1. This handout maps out all the parts of the apple for the students to identify with.


Description of Activity

Students will learn about the stem, skin, core, seeds, and flesh of the apple. Students will cut the apple in half in order to see the different parts and then make stamps out of their apple pieces.

Lesson Plan

  1. How do apples grow?
  2. “Apple a day…”
  3. In what ways can an apple a day be good for you?
  4. What are the different kinds of apples that you can have?
  5. "Genres”: Cortland, Macintosh, Red Delicious, Golden, etc.
  6. Food: apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, apples with peanut butter, apples in a salad, apple pancakes, dried apples, apple cider...
  7. Importance of apples, evidenced by the amount of energy the tree exerts to produce apples.
  8. Importance of bees to apple production.

Learned From Experience: Positives and Pitfalls

Math Connections

Literature Connections

Connections to Educational Standards

7.1.a. Ask questions about objects, organisms, and events in the world around them;

7.1.b. Use reliable information obtained from scientific knowledge, observation, and exploration

Next Steps

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