This quick, easy
and super-fun apple investigation
covers a variety of math standards
), with a splash of science
, as children use all 5 senses
to learn about apples
and record their findings.
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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
Work on a different page each day during your math
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
, and record that information in their workbook
To use with preschoolers, have one 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.
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
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.
Grab that teachable science moment, to discuss the 5 senses
, as students use all of them while completing their apple
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.
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.
Click here to see my other Apple activities
Stay tuned, as a "Pumpkin Investigation"
booklet is coming soon.
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