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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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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