Maple Syrup Inquiry

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Discover the implications of climate change on the Maple Syrup industry
  • Investigate various topics surrounding maple syrup, and present their findings to the class
  • Collaborate amongst peers to develop their own focus question(s) and inquiry plan

Curriculum Connections

Grade 3 Science and Technology (Growth and Changes)
Grade 3 Social Studies (Pioneer Life)
Grade 4 Social Studies (Habitats and Communities)
Grade 6 Social Studies (Aboriginal Peoples and Early Explorers)
Grade 7 Science and Technology (Interactions within Ecosystems)
Grade 7 Social Studies (Natural Resources)
Grade 8 Science and Technology (How Roots, Stems and Leaves Permit Movement of Food, Water and Gas)
Grade 9 Academic Science (Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems)
Grade 9 Applied Science (Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity)
Grade 10 Academic Science (Earth and Space Science: Climate Change)
Grade 10 Applied Science (Earth and Space Science: Earth's Dynamic Climate)
Grade 9 Academic Issues in Canadian Geography (Managing Canada's Resources and Industries)
Grade 9 Applied Issues in Canadian Geography (Managing Canada's Resources and Industries)
Grade 11 Workplace Preparation Environmental Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry)

Length of Activity

30 minutes - 1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Maple Syrup Inquiry Worksheet
  • Maple Syrup Inquiry Additional Resources
  • Pancake mix and all the fixings (i.e. maple syrup, fruits, etc.)
  • Corn syrup

Online Lesson Format