Sugarcane to Sugar

We have been inquiring into the foods we eat and where our foods come from, leading us to an inquiry into sugar. The children wondered where sugar comes from and first wrote down what they thought. Later, K. Tae brought a stock of sugarcane into the classroom for the children to see. We asked the children what they thought it was and most guessed it was a type of tree. Next, the children were risk takers by tasting the sugarcane before finding it what it was. Together, we figured out that it was sugar after tasting it! The began wondering how sugarcane then turns to sugar. You can see their guesses on the last photo. We will continue to explore this in the coming days.