Tapping Maple Trees in AP Environmental Science
In AP Environmental Science, there's no better place to conduct a lab than the outdoors. Upper School students took their classroom outside, tapping a maple tree to complement their discussions on sustainability - a major theme of the course - and land use, their current unit of study.
The class is collecting sap all this week since the weather is appropriate - below freezing at night and above freezing during the day.
"We will talk about the energy availability at the producer level of the trophic pyramid," said Ms. Tantillo, the teacher of AP Environmental Science. "We will see how we can concentrate that energy in the syrup-making process."