Apples: A Class Act! (Grades 4–6)

This Apples: A Class Act! (Grades 4–6) activity & project also includes:

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Middle schoolers have a bushel of fun as they engage in activities and research core facts about apples. Packed with suggestions for in-class activities and out-of-class research, the colorful 6-page packet is sure to satisfy hungry learners. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Keep copies of the initial brainstorming activity and question sheet to compare with the semantic map generated at the end of the unit
  • Check the school policy on sharing foods brought from home
  • Present the unit during National Nutrition Month (March), National 5-A-Day Week (September), or National Apple Month (October)
Classroom Considerations

  • Carefully wash the apples and check for food allergies before beginning the second activity
  • In June, 2011 the image of the USDA Food Pyramid was replaced with the MyPlate image; post and discuss the new graphic
Pros

  • The interdisciplinary unit includes science, math, social studies, art, and language arts activities
Cons

  • None