Apples Give East Lake Students a Bushel of Knowledge
John Chapman, the American pioneer better known as Johnny Appleseed, was the inspiration for activities in Denise Sicignano’s class at East Lake Elementary School on Sept. 26.
Students participated in apple-based literacy, math, science and art projects. They learned about the different parts of an apple and placed apples in water to see if they would sink or float. Students tasted three different kinds of apples, with each choosing his or her favorite. They then made a graph to see which one was most popular with the class.
At the measuring station, students placed an apple on one side of the scale, then added blocks to determine its weight. Additionally, they made apple prints and wrote sentences about Johnny Appleseed.