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Maple Sugaring
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Background
Overview
This late February through midMaple sugaring
is the
March program allows students to
process in which sap from
maple trees is converted to
participate in the process of maple
what we know and love as
sugaring from collecting sap to
tasting the final syrup product Part
maple syrup. Students will
of the program is held outdoors.
trek out to the maple grove
at Hungerford Park and will
be able to see how maple
trees are tapped for sap collection. Once they have seen how the
sap is collected, they will then explore the process of converting
maple sap to maple syrup. And as a final bonus, students will be
able to taste the maple syrup that Hungerford trees made!
Applies to:
CTStandards K,Ia, l.2b, 1.4a,6. Ia
Reading Suggestions
Grade LevelsK- 2
Maple Syrup Season by: Ann Purmell
Sugar Snow Adapted from the Little House Books by: Wilder
Our Colonial Year by: Harness
Grade Levels2 - 5
A complete guide to traditional skillsby: Abigail Gehring
Grade Levels4 - 6
The Birchbark House by: Louise Erdich
Grade Level
K-6
Duration
30 minutes - 1 hour
Skills
Gathering information,
observinq. analyzing,
identitying components
and relationships
Objective
To be able to understand
the process of maple
sugaring and associate
maple syrup with the
trees that it comes from.
Vocabulary
Pre-visit
Maple tree, sap,
syrup, sugar
Post-visit
Starch,
conversion,
evaporation,
concentration
Location
At Hungerford Park