Making Apple Juice



In this lesson students will see how the Biotechnology industry has changed how apple juice is produced. Students will participate in a demonstration of how apple juice was made in the past. They will then experiment to see which of 4 enzymes give the most amount of juice production from applesauce. Students will graph and analyze their data.

Lesson Time

Three Class Periods
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)
California Academic Content Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn how the apple juice industry has changed due to the impact of Biotechnology.
  • Students will learn how enzymes work on plant cells.
  • Students will analyze individual and class data on production of juice.
  • Students will work in teams to collaborate on proper lab techniques.

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