Apples and Trees
Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed for Mrs. Martin's Pre-Kindergarten Grade Class
at Clyattville Elementary School
Designed By Amanda Walker,
a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

two apple trees

Want to know more about apples? Can you name some of the different varieties? Check out more at Virginia Apples. Here you can learn more about the different types of apples and there's even some fun recipes to make!
What are trees? Why do we need them? Go to Trees are Terrific to answer these questions and more. This site will give you lots of information about trees, their uses, and what we must do to keep trees growing!
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Have you heard about Johnny Appleseed?  Click here to read more about Johnny Appleseed's life. This website tells you the real story about the "Apple Tree Man."
Autumn in Vermont
Can you sort apples by their different sizes? Help Wilbur Worm sort the apples from the trees into different sizes.  Can you find Squigly hiding in the apples? Play the game at Squigly's Apples. Count the number of apples until you get to the one where Squigly is poking his head out.

Topic Mini-Research Real World Activity

Pretend that you are a famous scientist who knows all there is to know about trees. You are a leader in conservation programs around the world. You also are requested to speak at schools across the country to share your wealth of tree knowledge.The well-known scientific magazine, All About The World, is writing a big article about trees. They have requested that you share some of your information with them to write this article. Use the knowledge you learned from the websites to make a list of some information. Go to Trees are Terrific if you need a little extra help.

Good luck!

Steps to Complete Real World Activity

1. Go to Trees are Terrific and re-watch the video about trees. Remember some of the important information.
2. Make a list of some information you think would be important to include in the magazine article. Tell your teacher so she can write down your list.
3. After you have finished with your list draw some different parts of a tree, such as a leaf, branch, or trunk. You may also draw some things that trees are used for. Make sure to label each picture, or tell your teacher what it is so she can label it for you.
4. Once you have finished give your list and your drawings to your teacher so she can scan them and publish them to a website so others can see your work.

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