Why Are There so Many Types of Apples?

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Ever wonder why there are so many varieties of apples? Due to a process called cross-pollination, apple breeding has allowed for the creation of many types of apples. Watch a video that explains how apples are given their creative names.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson and have viewers watch the video outside of class saving class time for discussion and further exploration of the topic
  • Have student groups research a type of apple and present their findings to the class, adding a visual aspect to support new information
Classroom Considerations

  • The video demonstrates cross-pollination in a video game or computer program format; consider letting viewers know this is not how farmers practice cross-pollination
Pros

  • Describes the process for how different types of apples are grown
  • Speaker talks clearly and is easy to understand
  • The link comes with the video, discussion questions, a quiz to check for understanding, and links for further research
Cons

  • None