A fun fall activity -- make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test.
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This lesson is perfect for fall apple harvest time. In the lesson students will taste-test three applesauces made from different varieties of apples. Which applesauce is each student's favorite? Create a graph to show the results. Following are some more tips and ideas for using this lesson.
You might prepare the applesauce ahead of time. However, you might make the lesson even more memorable by having students prepare the applesauce. Use this recipe for Fresh 'n Easy Applesauce, or follow these simple instructions:
1 cup water
Remove the core, peel the apples, and slice them.
Pour water into saucepan, add apples, then honey.
Cover pan and cook over a low heat until apples are soft.
Cool slightly, then mash using a masher or fork.
Chill, then serve.
Graphing the Results You might make a colorful picture graph by listing the three type of applesauce on a chart:
1. [Apple variety name goes here] ApplesauceEach student will paste a picture of the apple from which his or her favorite applesauce was made next to the name of that applesauce on the chart. You will find beautiful photographs of the three types of apples you used in your applesauces at the Apple Varieties page of the New York Apple Country Web site. (Click on the apple variety name for a nice large image of the apple to print out.)
2. [Apple variety name goes here] Applesauce
3. [Apple variety name goes here] Applesauce
Another idea: Have students collect the data and then let them use the free online Create a Graph tool to create a graph of the results of the taste test. Students might cycle through your classroom's "computer learning center" sometime during the week to create their graphs, or you might do this as a whole-class activity in your school's computer lab.
Did students follow instructions as they graphed the results of the class taste test?
Lesson Plan SourceEducationWorld.com
GRADES Pre-K - 12
NM-REP.PK-12.1 Create and Use Representations to Organize, Record, and Communicate Mathematical Ideas
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This lesson was originally posted on 10/05/2005