Just like grapefruit from Florida, peaches from Georgia, grapes from California, maple syrup comes from its own special place. Maple trees grow in many parts of the world, but only in certain parts of the United States and Canada is maple syrup made.
What is this delicious food we pour over our pancakes and French toast? How and when was it discovered? How is this tree food turned into great maple treats? These questions and more will be answered in Sugarin' Off - Maple Sugar Unit.
You will learn how to tap a tree, how fast sap runs, and how to turn maple sap into maple syrup. By the end of the unit, students will know why the maple is such a wonderful tree.
This unit was originally designed for use in grades 3-8, but with simple modifications could be used for even earlier grades.
Activity and handout titles include: Maple Syrup Information, The Magnificent Maple Tree - Maple Facts, How to Tap a Maple Tree, Boiling: Sap to Syrup, Can You Make the Grade?, Make a Mokuk, You Can Forecast Sap, What Am I?, Maple Scrambles, "Sweets" Search, Word Play, Did You Know?, Maple Quiz, Maple Recipes.
An Answer Key has been included for all activities.