Sustainable Communities: Maple Syruping

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Field Trip/Tour
Guide
Resource Person
Abstract: 

After completing this activity, students should be able to:
-Use thermometer and hydrometer during syrup making
-Study traditional native methods and compare to modern methods
-Incorporate math skills in terms of ratios and $$
Skills:
-ID Maple trees for tapping
-Tap a tree, set up a collection bucket
-Collect and process sap

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
community
innovation and invention
knowledge
resources

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8:
C-1 Social and natural systems can include processes as well as things.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.I.D.2. The student will cite examples of how culture influences scientific and technological advances.

7.IV.F.1. The student will know that plants use the energy in light to make sugars out of carbon dioxide and water.

8.I.D.1 - The student will relate personal experiences in scientific investigation to the experiences of scientists throughout history.

8.I.D.2- The student will cite examples of how science and technology contributed to changes in agriculture, manufacturing, sanitation, medicine, warfare, transportation, information processing or communication.

9-12.I.C.4- The student will know that technological changes and scientific advances are often accompanied by social, political, environmental and economic changes.

9-12.I.C.5- The student will recognize that science and technology are influenced by cultural backgrounds and beliefs and by social needs, attitudes, values and limitations.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
White Earth Land Recovery Project
Topic Areas: 
Agriculture
Culture
Forests
Mathematics
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
Yes
Contact(s) or order information.: 

White Earth Land Recovery Project
Ron Chilton
32033 E. Round Lake Rd. Ponsford, MN 56575
218-573-3448
info@welrp.org
www.welrp.org

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