Getting Ready for Winter with Spiced Cider at Eagle Rock Elementary

Getting Ready for Winter with Spiced Cider at Eagle Rock Elementary

We learned how to use spices to make fancy drinks and teas at Eagle Rock Elementary and we started with some gold ole Spiced Cider. We focused on the class on mulling spices. The students started the class by going around to each of the spices, drawing, smelling, and writing down what it reminds them of. A lot of them said the cloves reminded them of the holidays, but the All Spice reminded them of POISON!

We then each got our own tea bag and put a pinch of each spice into our bags to take home. I then demonstrated how to make apple cider by boiling the apple juice and steeping the tea bag. Voila! Delicious holiday treat!

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Biodegradable vs non-biodegradable

Biodegradable vs non-biodegradable

Students learned  about compost and it’s ingredients- green, brown materials, fungus, bacteria, invertebrates, oxygen, nitrogen and moist. Our  compost  bin was the sample where they added fruit and vegetable scraps, shredded news paper  and cardboard, water and a good mix. They understood the differences  between Biodegradable and non-Biodegradable and saw examples of the materials  that… Continue Reading