Johnny Appleseed Would Be Proud

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away — unless the apple itself has a disease. In the last installment of a four-part series, young scientists research different types of diseases affecting apples and apple trees. Using the results of their research, students develop an action plan to combat these diseases.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class develop a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting different diseases
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the articles are lengthy; be sure to consider student reading level when using the articles
  • Internet access is necessary; you may want to reserve a computer lab for the activity or assign it in a flipped classroom

  • Includes articles and pictures for learners to reference
  • Resource lists websites for additional reading

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