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Maple trees

In February it is he perfect time for tree tapping. The STEAM project, which for the first graders, where the students tap maple trees on the school grounds to begin the harvest of the great maple syrup. Students learn the science behind it maple syrup through identifying healthy tree, collecting the weather data, and using the correct harvesting equipment. A hundred plus students participated in this hands on experience. The sap usually flows in trees for four to six weeks. The students are able to watch the process unfold and begin to eventually collect the syrup and watch the changing process of collection jugs. Te final step in creating maple syrup is by filtering and boiling the sap.


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