Kentucky has an abundance of apple orchards that offer special field trips for school groups of all ages. Check with your local Farm Bureau (www.kyfb.org) or extension office (University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension) to find an orchard near you!
If you won't be able to visit an orchard, check out our virtual apple orchard field trip above. Once your students watch this short video, try these lessons:
Field Trip 3 Lesson (PDF)
Buzzy, Buzzy Bee
Parts of a Flower Diagram
Parts of a Bee Diagram
The activities align to standards for grades K-5, but we have learned that they are used by our middle and high school teachers as well for program review (Practical Living and Vocational Studies) and general agriculture knowledge.
Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26!
With the help of the American Farm Bureau Foundation, we have put together an extensive collection of accurate apple books. Any would make a great addition to your elementary classroom library.
We have found several lessons and resources about apples. Check them out below!
Apple Themed Fine Motor Skill Activities
Apple Playdough Mats
40 Ways to Experiment, Dissect, and Eat Apples
Apple Math Activities
Apple Seed Math
Comparing Apples to Apples
Apple Rotting Experiment
Apple Investigation Activity
Apple Reading Activity--Apple Life Cycle
Apple Activities for Middle Grades