Apple Activities My Apple Investigation Booklet
This quick, easy and super-fun apple investigation covers a variety of math standards (particularly measurement) with a splash of science, as children use all 5 senses to learn about apples and record their findings.
- “Great value!” “The kids loved this investigation.”
- “Creative & fun!”
- “Love this resource!”
To make this easy-peasy, I’ve purposely set up the 9, “print & go” pages of the booklet, so that they act as a single worksheet for that particular skill/standard/vocabulary, which students can do independently, with a partner, in small groups, or as a whole group.
- "I love that this apple investigation uses so many measuring tools! It was a great resource to work through with my students!"
This is a wonderful activity for that, and I highly recommend this idea, especially for Pre-K & kindergarten.
- “Great activities.” “My first graders did this with older student buddies. Everyone enjoyed it!”
Work on a different page each day during your math or science block, or complete the booklet in just a few.
For beginning or non-readers, complete each page as a whole group as a “monkey see-monkey do” activity.
Teacher reads the sentence of a numbered activity, demonstrates it, then pauses for students to complete the task with their apple, then record that information in their workbook.
To use with preschoolers, have investigation booklet, which you work on together using one or two apples, then call on children to participate, as you investigate and do the activities on each page as a whole group activity.
- I’ve included a KWL to introduce the lesson.
There’s a template in black & white for students to fill out, as well as one in color to use as a whole group to list your findings.
The booklet is a great way to teach a variety of measurement vocabulary and how to find out height, weight, width, circumference, as well as the tools used to do that. (ruler, scale, measuring tape), along with non-standard units of measurement (blocks & apples).
Children use guess-timation while analyzing their apple, then investigate to find the result, then compare their guess with the correct answer, using more math vocabulary (equals, less than & greater than).
They also use observation & comparison techniques as they study the outside as well as the inside of their apple.
Students trace and write vocabulary-building words, predict, answer questions, + collect & analyze data.
- “Such a great hands on learning experience for all the kids! Everyone loved it!”
Grab that teachable science moment, to discuss the 5 senses, as students use all of them while completing their apple investigations.
- The “pick a partner” and find out "how many apples tall" you are, as well as the “Does my apple sink or float?” are 2 of my students’ favorite activities!
- Finally, there are 5 whole-group graphing extensions for more math practice, which you can do after children finish their booklet.
- I've also included a mini-certificate of praise children glue to the back of their cover.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, confident that your students will absolutely love learning about apples, with this hands-on apple investigation booklet.
Wishing you lots of fun-filled “ed-ventures” as you measure your way through math, while learning about apples!
The “Parts Of An Apple Packet” is a perfect companion to do along with your apple investigation booklet. Click the link to check it out.
For more APPLE activities click this LINK.
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