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Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?
Sap is a liquid that flows inside trees. Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. Here are the steps farmers use to make maple syrup.
Step 1: Drill a hole in the trunk of a maple tree.
Step 2: Place a metal spout inside the hole. Then hang a bucket under the spout.
Step 3: Wait for the bucket to fill with sap. The sap is clear and comes out one drop at a time. It takes a long time for the bucket to fill with sap.
Step 4: Boil the sap for many hours. This makes the sap change from clear to golden. The sap also turns into a thick syrup.
Step 5: Wait for the syrup to cool. Then pour some on pancakes or waffles.
Did You Know?
Sap contains lots of water. When the sap boils, the water turns to steam and escapes. As steam rises from the sap, the sap gets thicker and thicker.
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1. How does the sap get from inside a maple tree into the bucket?CorrectIncorrect
2.It takes a lot of sap to make a little bit of maple syrup. What disappears from the sap?CorrectIncorrect
3. Maple sap is thicker than syrup, and is golden.CorrectIncorrect
4. Farmers often cover the buckets so no rain gets in. Why would farmers not want rain to get in the sap?CorrectIncorrect
5. It takes a long time to fill a bucket with tree sap.CorrectIncorrect