Before You Go
– Research the services your local orchards and cider mills can provide.
– Be well aware of any allergies within your classroom.
– Introduce your students to the process of cidering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ5GxjifztU
– In the video, you will see the apples sorted, mashed, and pressed into juice. Without adding anything else, the 100% pure apple juice is bottled and sold.
- An apple is considered nature’s toothbrush.
- The third longest living president believed cider made people healthier. President John Adams drank a jug of cider every morning, and he lived until he was 90 years old.
- A baptism often included cider in the 14th century, because many thought it was cleaner than water.
- The healthiest part of an apple is the skin.
- The longest apple peel measured at 172 feet and 4 inches long.
- The average American consumes 44.3 pounds of apples a year.
- A gallon of apple cider requires 36 apples.
- Steps in a process
- Origin of day-to-day food
- Connections with local growers or farmers
- Parts and functions of a plant
- Life cycle of a plant
- Cider: (noun) A drink made by crushing fruit, usually apples
- Apple: (noun) A fruit from a small tree; a part of the rose family
- Pomology: (noun) The science of growing apples
- Plant: (noun) A living thing that transforms sunlight into food- tree, shrub, grass, moss, algae
- Fruit: (noun) A part of a plant that protects the seeds- apple, pear, orange
- Flower: (noun) A part of a plant that attracts pollinators and produces seeds
- Seed: (noun) A part of a plant that will someday grow into a new plant
- Leaf: (noun) A part of a plant that takes in sunlight and converts air and water into food
- Stem: (noun) A part of a plant that transports water and nutrients to other parts and supports the structure
- Root: (noun) A part of a plant that absorbs water and nutrients from the soil
- Classroom community building
- Listening skills
- Verbal communication
- Vocabulary development
- Data interpretation
- Information analysis
- Critical thinking/problem solving
- Math computation and operations