Nothing says “fall is coming” like apples.
I’ve always loved using an apple theme when teaching and apples still make a fun theme for learning in early grades.
But instead of just seeing apples everywhere, it’s good for students to learn exactly how apples grow.
It’s not only a good science concept – it’s part of our everyday life!
So I thought it would be fun to combine an apple theme for fall along with a sequencing concept for science.
And that’s just what this apple life cycle sequencing activity does!
This is such a fun science center activity for autumn! Plus, it helps students work on retelling events in the proper sequence too!
Read on to see how to get your copy of this life cycle science activity. Plus, see how you can use this science lesson digitally too!
Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity
This product includes two apple life cycle mats: one with pictures and one with blank circles.
In addition, there are six picture cards for completing the blank mat.
As part of the science lesson, review the completed apple life cycle mat with your students.
Talk about how apple cores contain the seeds for a new apple tree and the steps that the plant goes through before we get to pick the new apples.
Then cut out the picture cards and let them try to retell the correct sequence by placing the picture cards on the blank mat in the right order!
You can use this resource as a cut and paste activity with scissors and glue. Or you can laminate it and add hook and loop dots to make it reusable.
There’s also a line art version of the mat and picture cards included!
Digital Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Lesson
Many, many educators (including yours truly) are making the switch to digital learning.
The good news is that you can use this apple life cycle lesson online too!
To use the digital version, students will need the following:
- A laptop computer (we like Google Chromebooks) or a tablet such as the iPad
- A copy of our Digital Apple Life Cycle Activity (link follows below)
This is a super easy and interactive science lesson for early grades.
Since the product comes with an answer key, you can grade it in no time flat. (Always a plus!)
Need to see the digital apple lesson in action? Check out the video below!
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