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 Granny's Garden School: Lessons Guides by Grade

 Granny's Garden School: Lessons Guides by Grade | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This page lists activities and lesson plans taught throughout the school year.

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Helpful Resources for School Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension
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School Garden Wizard

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Gardening and plant-based learning open a door to discovery of the living world. It stimulates even as it focuses and calms. Within the school environment, a garden offers an unparalleled platform to help kids achieve learning goals in ways that are recommended by the National Science Standards and most state and local educational bodies.

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

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Decatur, Washington students grow veggies for community gardens

Decatur, Washington students grow veggies for community gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

On an unseasonably warm February day at Decatur High School, agricultural sciences teacher Dan Tedor’s class roams the expansive greenhouse watering the flowers and also the different varieties of vegetables that will soon be transplanted to the Federal Way Community Gardens.

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School Garden Lesson Plan: Journey to the Center of a Seed

School Garden Lesson Plan: Journey to the Center of a Seed | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The following activity is from the curriculum guide GrowLab: Activities for Growing Minds. This curriculum brings plant-based explorations to life through 46 lesson plans and hundreds of extension activity ideas that spark students' curiosity about plants and invite them to think and act like scientists.
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'Hands-in-the-Dirt' Learning

'Hands-in-the-Dirt' Learning | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“Garden-based learning supports many different learning styles, says Jane Hirschi, who urges teachers to lead the movement.”
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Apply for the Jamba Juice "It's All About the Fruit and Veggies" Garden Grant

Apply for the Jamba Juice "It's All About the Fruit and Veggies" Garden Grant | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Join Jamba Juice and KidsGardening.org as we Team Up to celebrate five great years of garden grants! This year Jamba Juice, in partnership with KidsGardening.org, will offer 60 grants in two cycles. By the end of 2015, Jamba Juice will have provided over 200 grants totaling $100,000 for schools and youth gardens.

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‘Try This' group aims for healthier West Virginia

‘Try This' group aims for healthier West Virginia | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
From playground tunnels made of bamboo to community gardens tended by children or veterans, a grassroots movement to grow healthier West Virginians is springing up across the state.
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Jumpstart a school garden with repurposed milk & juice cartons (and win up to $2500)

Jumpstart a school garden with repurposed milk & juice cartons (and win up to $2500) | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Got milk cartons? Put them to work in a school garden in a creative and useful manner for the Carton 2 Garden contest.

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How to Make “Frieda La Frog” From Recycled Tires

How to Make “Frieda La Frog” From Recycled Tires | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

How to Make “Frieda La Frog” From Recycled Tires Supplies 2 car tires and one larger truck tire 2 small tires with rims (from cart, wheelbarrow, or mower). 4 plastic bowls Tire inner tube Garden hose Recycled rubber doormat Lid from a broken storage tote Duco Cement Silicon caulk (paintable) Spray paint – green and…

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Apply for the 2015 Mantis Tiller Award

For the past 19 years, Mantis has provided the Mantis Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities.

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Enchanting Macro Photos of Ladybugs by Tomasz Skoczen

Enchanting Macro Photos of Ladybugs by Tomasz Skoczen | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Glistening with rain or dew, these ladybugs look absolutely enchanting in these macro photos by Ireland-based photographer Tomasz Skoczen. For years now, he's been capturing these black and red winged insects as they're walking through grass or landing on flowers. Taken mostly in the garden of his backyard, he uses his Canon 5D Mark II and his macro lens to shoot these insects in their natural state.


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Community’s relationship with middle school garden in Florida is growing

Community’s relationship with middle school garden in Florida is growing | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The Farm 2 School program is sprouting more than just vegetables behind Greco Middle School.
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Thieves return Stolen plants to Australian school for children with disabilities

Thieves return Stolen plants to Australian school for children with disabilities | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The garden at Future Footprints school for children with disabilities has been targeted again by intruders, but this time they were returning plants rather than taking them.

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Cornell Garden-Based Learning » Lessons for Youth by Topic

Cornell Garden-Based Learning » Lessons for Youth by Topic | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Local business replaces Spokane school's stolen shed

Local business replaces Spokane school's stolen shed | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A Spokane school has a new shed in their garden thanks to the generosity of a local business.The original shed was stolen back in January.

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Students in Florida schools grow their own hydroponic lettuce

Students in Florida schools grow their own hydroponic lettuce | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Alachua County Public Schools are trying to move towards more local and sustainable food sources being served in their cafeteria.

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Seedling Stories on Twitter

Seedling Stories on Twitter | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“Students choosing #crops for this year's #SchoolGarden @TDSBBlake! #FoodLiteracy #foodeducation #gardeningwithkids pic.twitter.com/ilH7FXvRD2”
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Grow Calgary gets mega seed money from Grade 7 class

Grow Calgary gets mega seed money from Grade 7 class | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“A plan sprouted by city Grade 7 students to help feed vulnerable Calgarians grew into a donation to help purchase one million seeds.”
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Insect Generator: Kids Make Your Own Totally Cool Insect

Insect Generator: Kids Make Your Own Totally Cool Insect | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Insect Generator: Make Your Own Totally Cool Insect

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Lesson Launch - Intro to Photosynthesis

Lesson Launch - Intro to Photosynthesis, by David Lopez, This is a Lesson Launch for an introduction the subject of Photosynthesis. The intent is for the class to view this before the in-class lesson so that we can quickly launch into the material with a common understanding of the subject. There are three quiz questions along with bonus material at the end if a student wants to dive deeper. The whole Lesson Launch is approximately 8.5 minutes and the file is included for anyone to download. Grade level relevance 3-8.
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Clearwater Valley Elementary School Garden in Kooskia, Idaho

Clearwater Valley Elementary School Garden in Kooskia, Idaho | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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The school the aims to use gardening as a vehicle to integrate nutrition education in the classroom curriculum.

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Pollinator Pockets

Pollinator Pockets | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Do your part to save the pollinators - the bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects critical to our food supply and human survival.

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Make Your Own Seed Packets

Make Your Own Seed Packets | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Save and share your favorites with this easy-to-follow template

 
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Insect Interviews: Merging humor, science and, technology to teach children about entomology

Insect Interviews: Merging humor, science and, technology to teach children about entomology | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Insect Interviews is a fun and educational website that introduces and teaches children about the fascinating characteristics of insects. Entomologist Dr. Susan Villarreal personally interviews your favorite bugs with the hopes to influence the next generation of scientists to study the biology and behavior of insects.
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Science Experiments to Do With Snow

Science Experiments to Do With Snow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With plenty of white powder blanketing parts the Eastern United States and giving kids a free day off from school, it's a perfect time to cozy up and try out some snow science.

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