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Follow-up Activities

Apple of my eye
After visiting the Yakima Valley Museum, have your students make their own items that demonstrate Yakima’s love affair with the apple. Design an apple hat with a slogan that advertises the Yakima apple. Make dried apple necklaces (dried apples can be purchased at the grocery or natural food stores).

One Rotten Apple Spoils the Whole Barrel
Rotten apples produce a gas called ethylene which can make other apples near them ripen more quickly. Have your class set up bowls of apples in different areas; one with a rotten apple, and one without. Watch to see when the other apples begin to get rotten. Also, try putting other fruits in with apples, such as pears, to see if what affect they may have.

Apple Jack-o-lanterns
Red Delicious apples or other red apple
Plastic knives or butter knife
Lemon juice

A fun activity, when studying about apples, is to make jack-o-lanterns out of apples. Select apples with a red skin, and cut out sections just as you would a pumpkin. The white flesh of the apple is accented by the red skin. Use a little lemon juice on the apple to keep it from turning brown.

 World's Largest Apple Pie

 Apple Jack-O-Lantern

Planting the Seed

The Apple Box
The Apple Box contains:
  1. Apple with worm puppet
  2. Apple Labels
  3. Apple picking bag
  4. Guy Finley and the Lifeline to the Valley: The Yakima-Tieton Irrigation Project - A video completed for History Day 1989 by Stephanie Stephen, Rebekah Fish, Andrea Christenson, and Joel Lambertson.
  5. An Apple a Day: Over 20 Apple Projects for Kids - by Jennifer Storey Gillis © 1993
  6. The Apple Box Label Coloring Book by the Yakima Valley Museum ©1981
  7. The Amazing Apple Book by Paulette Bourgeois © 1987
  8. Apple tray and packing pad
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The Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society
and The National Apple Museum
154 West Hanover Street - P.O. Box 656
Biglerville, PA 17307-9442 - Telephone: 717-677-4556

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