ERIC Number: ED160284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Maple Products: An Outdoor Education Unit.
Yaple, Charles; And Others
Designed to take advantage of the spring season, this resource packet on maple products centers upon a field lesson in harvesting and making maple syrup. The resources in this packet include: a narrative on the origins of maple sugar; an illustrated description of "old time maple sugarin'"; suggestions for pre-trip activities (history of maple sugaring, science of maple sugaring, and a fact sheet on maple syrup); the actual lesson plan on maple syrup (includes tree identification, tapping the tree, collecting and storing the syrup, boiling the syrup, making sugar, and using the syrup in recipes); suggestions for post-trip activities (includes lessons on language arts, science and math, and health); a glossary of maple-related terms; a description of how to make a spile from sumac; an illustrated description of how to identify maple trees; a narrative on the sugar maple as New York's state tree; individual narratives with accompanying exercises on the sugar maple, the red maple, and the silver maple; a maple tree crossword puzzle; three pages of maple product recipes; and teacher tips on how to eliminate unforeseen problems. (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Cooking Instruction, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Health, History, Illustrations, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Sciences, Vocabulary Development
Cortland-Madison B.O.C.E.S. Outdoor-Environmental Ed. Program, McEvoy Educational Center, Cortland, New York 13045 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.