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Longfellow Middle School got to enjoy the sunshine while experiencing hands-on learning Monday.

7th graders in Michael Johnson's Science classes got to tap their own maple trees.

Instead of learning about it in a text book, Johnson gives his students the real experience.

Students drilled holes, inserted the the taps and waited for the sap to fill their bags.

"You get to try it out and test it for yourself and it's a fun experience," Shaylin Ancious, a 7th grader in Johnson's class said.

"They love this trip. It always seems to be one that kids come back, whether they are in high school or graduated from high school, they always seem to comment on tapping maple trees. They never forget this," Johnson said.

Johnson has been teaching his students to tap maple trees for 15 years.

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