Apple Browning Experiment Lesson for the Week of 9/28-10/2

There's nothing like the crisp, refreshing taste of apple slices when it comes to snack time.  But if you don't eat them fast enough, they'll turn brown!  This week's lesson takes a look at why apples start to turn brown and what might slow down that process! Here is the lesson plan for teaches: browning-applesDownload … Continue reading Apple Browning Experiment Lesson for the Week of 9/28-10/2

Soybean Harvest Field Trip with 8th Grader Natalie Pratt

Enjoy the recorded Zoom webinar below: https://youtu.be/709QVSGfMUY Here is the video of Natalie on the Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBJj0oxcS0E Illinois Soybean Association Pod to Plate Book Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqwqiX_aq1k&feature=youtu.be Illinois Soybean Association Pod to Plate: Soybean Processing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCeAjEPDwpg Soybeans used in biofuels https://youtu.be/koc9Obhcg_I The History of Soybeans and Soyfoods https://www.soyinfocenter.com/HSS/ae_staley_manufacturing.php Illinois Soybean Ag Mag  http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/Soybean%20Ag%20Mag%202019.pdf Illinois Soybean … Continue reading Soybean Harvest Field Trip with 8th Grader Natalie Pratt

Apple Idioms Lesson for the Week of 9/21-9/25

We've all heard that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." There are so many common, everyday expressions that we use that are tied to agriculture. This week's lesson asks your students to analyze some common apple idioms. Here is the lesson plan for teachers: apple-idiomsDownload Look for more ag-themed weekly lessons from Illinois … Continue reading Apple Idioms Lesson for the Week of 9/21-9/25

September Family Cooking Challenge: Apple Smiles

It's time for another Family Cooking Challenge! This month, we are focusing on apples. Apples are grown in all 50 states! And did you know that in 2007 the GoldRush apple officially became the State Fruit of Illinois? This month, we challenge families to make "Apple Smiles," a fun, healthy, and tasty treat. Post a … Continue reading September Family Cooking Challenge: Apple Smiles

Applesauce Day, Lisa Amstutz Author Visit

Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz Zoom Recording will be available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG4t_GMFP7A Lisa's website is at http://www.lisaamstutz.com/ Check out Lisa's new book series Let's Go to the.....Apple Orchard...Pumpkin Patch...Harvest Festival...Nature Center at https://www.capstonepub.com/library/products/lets-go-to-the-apple-orchard/ Looking for an orchard to visit to pick your own apples and make your own applesauce? Check out https://www.specialtygrowers.org/shoplocal

Slice of Soil Lesson for the Week of 9/14-9/18

You might be surprised at how little of the Earth's surface is actually suitable for agricultural production. Each year, our farmers are expected to grow more food on less land. Help your students better understand how and where our food is grown with our captivating "Slice of Soil" lesson. Here is the lesson plan for … Continue reading Slice of Soil Lesson for the Week of 9/14-9/18

September Family Engagement: Homemade Applesauce

It's time for this month's Family Engagement Challenge! It's harvest time for many apple orchards all over the state of Illinois. This month, we challenge your family to make homemade applesauce! This is also a great month to read "Applesauce Day" by Lisa Amstutz. Don't forget to post pictures of your yummy creations on social … Continue reading September Family Engagement: Homemade Applesauce

Apple Orchard Field Trip to Braeutigam Orchard, Belleville.

https://vimeo.com/447610165 View the Zoom Call Video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4OAa9VAp4s IAITC Apple Ag Mag http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/Apple%20Ag%20Mag_2020_7.23__INTERACTIVE.pdf IAITC Apple Reader http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/terra_nova_apple.shtml IAITC Apple Young Reader http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/Young%20Reader%20Fact%20Sheets/AppleYoungReader.pdf Are you looking for a local orchard? Check out https://www.specialtygrowers.org/shoplocal

Apple Blossom Tree Lesson for the Week of 9/7-9/11

This week's lesson is all about apple pollination! Without pollinators, we would never get to enjoy tasty apples. Help your young learners better understand how apples are pollinated with this fun and engaging activity. Here is the lesson plan for teachers: apple-blossom-treeDownload Here's a video you could use as an introduction or demonstration for this … Continue reading Apple Blossom Tree Lesson for the Week of 9/7-9/11

Apple Chain Lesson for the week of 8/31-9/4

This week we're learning about how apples grow on trees. Let's celebrate the beginning of apple harvest in Illinois by learning more about how those apples are grown! Here is the lesson plan for teachers: apple-chainDownload Look for more ag-themed weekly lessons from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, released every Thursday, for the remainder of … Continue reading Apple Chain Lesson for the week of 8/31-9/4