Maple Syrup Sunday isn't too far away (March 24 for those of you in the area). As I walked my dogs down the road on Sunday I noticed that one of my neighbors has his maple syrup collection equipment in place. I love maple syrup and I bet that many of your students do too. But do they know how it's made? Learning about the process of creating maple syrup can make for a nice elementary school science lesson. Here are a few resources that you might incorporate into a lesson on making maple syrup.
Maple Syrup the Modern Way is a three minute video about the process commercial producers use to make syrup.
Pure Canada Maple has a nice little graphic illustrating the maple syrup production process.
And Visit Maine has a little promo video about Maple Syrup Sunday. The video includes some information about the process.