- Easier - Apples
are a round, usually crisp fruit of the apple tree.
Apples usually have red skin but may be a shade of
red, green, or yellow.
- Harder - Apples
are one of the most popular and important fruits
that grow on trees. Apple trees are a member of the
rose family. There are hundreds of different apple
varieties with colors of the fruit ranging from
various shades of red to green and yellow. The
flavor of apples also varies from tart to sweet.
Apples are about 85 percent water and contain
vitamins A and C, potassium, pectin, and
- Over half the apples grown (two billion bushels
throughout the world) are eaten fresh. The
remainder are baked into pies and other dishes and
are used to make apple butter, apple juice,
applesauce, jelly, and wine. Apple juice may be
further processed into vinegar. Most apple products
are canned or bottled, dried, or frozen.
- This site has information about the science
and production of apples.
and More from University of Illinois
- Here you find information about apple farms,
nutrition, activities for children and much
- For forty-nine years, John Chapman ("Johnny
Appleseed") roamed the American wilderness,
devotedly planting apple trees. He created apple
orchards in the wildernesses of Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana, spanning
an estimated area of 100,000 square miles. Some
of these trees are still bearing fruit after 150
- Other Johnny Appleseed Sites:
- 2) Appleseed Alley http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/9587/
- 3) Johnny Appleseed by Frank B.
- 4) Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer Hero from
Harper's New Monthly Magazine http://mason.gmu.edu/~drwillia/apple/ja2sm.html
- 5) 'The Johnny Appleseed Story' http://www.conl.com/leominster/story.htm
- U.S. Apple
- U. S. Apple is the national trade
association for the U.S. apple industry.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Best Apples on Earth from the Washington
Apple Commission http://www.bestapples.com/
- 3) Core Values Northeast http://www.corevalues.org/
- 4) Michigan Apples from the Michigan Apple
- 5) Apple Country (New York Apple
- Websites By Kids For Kids
of Johnny Appleseed's Life Story (Grade 2)
- Children in a second grade class share what
they learned about the life of Johnny Appleseed
and the impact he made on the lives of the early
- Similar Website:
- 2) Story of Johnny Appleseed
- More Apple Sites
Curriculum at Epicurious Food
- Click on the name of any of the 16 apple
varieties for a crib-sheet on its virtues, how
it fared in a scrupulous taste test, and a
bushel of recipes.
- Here you can find nutritional information
and processing facts about how apples are
converted to apple juice. The website also has
recipes for nonalcoholic drinks made with apple
and Pruning Apple Trees by C. G.
- (Cornell Cooperation Extension Publication /
Info Bulletin #112)
- Apple trees need to be pruned throughout
their lives. Proper pruning and training of
young apple trees should produce strong,
well-structured trees that yield a large crop of
- Related Website:
- 2) Pruning and Training Young Apple Trees
by Richard Jauron, Iowa State
- 3) Tree Fruit in the Home Garden by Diane
Relf & Rich Marini, Virginia Tech
- This site for sustainable apple production
provides a forum for research and extension
projects dealing with commercial apple
production and marketing issues.
to Do with Apples Beyond Sauce by Lynn
Siprelle at The New Homemaker
- Here you can learn about the many ways of
storing and preparing apples.
- Websites For Teachers
Apple for Your Thoughts by Sally Zengaro
- Students in writing classes are given apples
and are asked to examine them closely for unique
characteristics that will serve as the basis for
a descriptive paragraph.
Dolls (Grades K-6)
- Students will learn about making one pioneer
Theme at Teacher Features
- This links-site connects to lesson and
activity sites for apples.
- This links-site connects to lots of lessons
and activities for apples.
to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by
Barbara S. Yingling
- This storyby Marion Priceman (Alfred A.
Knopf, Inc., New York, NY, 1994) is about a girl
who gathers the ingredients for an apple pie
from locations all over the world. (Can be used
in conjunction with Apple Picking Time.
- Related Website:
- 2) Apple Picking Time (Grade 3)
Appleseed: A American Legend
- Here you find a unit plan for teaching about
apples and Johnny Appleseed. It has lots of
activities and great lesson plans.
- Another Similar Website:
- 2) Johnny Appleseed Educational Project
Home Page by Stacie Angie and Maily (Grades
- This unit covers different math concepts
including graphs/charts, fractions, and
estimation. Explore the different presentations,
lesson plans, and webquest related to apples and
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