The science and math of apples
|September 24, 2009||Posted by Miss Shari under Children's Literature, Fall Seasons|
Yes folks, fall has finally arrived and it’s a great time for young children in preschool and kindergarten. Using books and songs is a great way to teach them math and science skills.
One book to use is One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples by Matt Ringler. This book is the perfect lead into apple activities; baking, singing, applesauce, apple prints, counting and much more. I’ve used it in my preschool classes before.
Don’t be dismayed or fooled about science. Science exists in the home kitchen, just bake a cake. You can see that all the ingredients put into a cake, flour, sugar, eggs, take on a different form when batter is baked. This IS science! Cooking is a great way to introduce science to young children. The same is true with apples and anyother food when it is cooked.
So use this book to show your youngsters how to make applesauce, apple pie, cider (if you are brave or patient) or apple prints. Enjoy the apple picking season and introduce science and math to your little ones.