Maple Sugaring is the eighth of ten topics in SCIENCE FUN FOR EVERYONE: 25 MINUTE GROUP LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR KIDS AND THEIR ADULTS. The topics may be purchased individually or bundled in book form. If purchasing individually, download the free introduction to the book, which provides helpful information on getting organized and presenting the topic effectively.
Maple Sugaring integrates nature, history, geography, and literature into one sweet topic. Maple syrup was once a Native American food indigenous to just a small region of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Today, it's consumed just about everywhere in North America. Children will learn about maple syrup production and about how maple sugar is made from maple syrup as they listen to a reading from the historical fiction book LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They will also sample imitation and real maple syrup as well as maple sugar candy and sugar-on-snow.