Module 27-Science KB - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will read the story, The Maple Tree. They will discover how maple syrup is made, draw a picture of a maple tree, and make leaf rubbings.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Making Maple Syrup Crayons or colored pencils
Maple Syrup

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Making Maple Syrup
  1. Read the story, <i>The Maple Tree</i>.
  2. Discover how maple syrup is made.
  3. Draw a picture of a maple tree.
  4. Make leaf rubbings.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
spring
maple syrup
squirrel
chipmunks
sap

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Making Maple Syrup 2 Making Maple Syrup Assignment


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Making Maple Syrup Please discuss with your student what they learned about maple syrup and squirrels in this lesson. Have them observe squirrels in their neighborhood and draw pictures of their observations in their Science Notebook.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Making Maple Syrup
  1. Where does maple syrup come from?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Making Maple Syrup Making Maple Syrup
  1. How is maple syrup made?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton


Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 See if there is a local nature center that teaches children how to collect maple syrup.