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Maple Sugaring

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Maple Sugaring
Maple Sugaring
MaSampling the Maple Syrup
Multiple choice questions to ponder...
Who discovered maple syrup?

Mrs. Butterworth
The early French explorers in Canada
A Native American woman named Moqua

Which state produces the most maple syrup?
New Jersey
Vermont
Texas
Florida

Which tastes great with maple syrup on it?
Pancakes, waffles and French toast
Ice cream
Mashed potatoes
All of the above

To make maple syrup, the sap must be...?
Frozen
Boiled
Stirred
Asked very nicely

What is sap?

The food of a tree
Someone who is easily fooled
A mixture of dirt and water

The sugar maple is the state tree of ...?

West Virginia
Wisconsin
New York
Vermont
All of the above

Syrup can be made from which of the following?

Corn
Maple trees
Birch trees
All of the above

Which of these Presidents loved maple syrup?

Calvin Coolidge
Thomas Jefferson
William McKinley
All of the above

When is maple syrup made?

All year long
In late winter/early spring
In the summer
In spring and fall

How much of the maple syrup is sugar?
2%
30%
66%
98%

Please click on the following links for more information on maple sugaring:

Maple Sugaring Home
Boiling Down

Gathering The Sap
History of Maple Sugaring
Is It Syrup Yet?
Maple Activities
Maple Recipes
Sap
Spile
Sugar Bush
Tapping
Word Search (pdf file)
Word Search Answer Key (pdf file)
Multiple Choice Questions
Glossary

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