Horticulture Teacher Resources
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Container Gardening Part 3: What to Plant
From this presentation, viewers learn not only what edible plants thrive in containers, they also examine ornamental varieties. It displays high-quality photographs and provides the lecturer's notes for each slide. Obviously, it can be used in a college level horticulture class, but another idea is to expose high schoolers to horticulture as part of a career exploration unit!
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Container Gardening Part 2: Soil, Water, Nutrients, Light
Horticulture hopefuls examine the challenges and desired traits of container gardening. Soil blends are considered in addition to water, light, and fertilizer requirements. You will find teachers' notes provided to help you explain the content of each slide.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Container Gardening Part 5: Propagation
Surely you must appreciate when a PowerPoint comes complete with teachers' notes. This brief, but beautiful presentation provides narration for you to use with each slide. The topic is plant propagation from seed. Photos, diagrams, and instructions help you walk your horticulture learners through the process.
7th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program - Volunteers in Horticulture
This presentation focuses on the support services provided by volunteers who take part in Wisconsin's Master Gardening program. The slides are packed with photos, and text that describe exactly what these volunteers do. This presentation might be useful for high school students who need to do some volunteer work as part of their school requirements.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Economics of Horticultural Production
Students examine how government programs and sustainable practices can affect farm profitability. In this agriculture lesson students complete several activities that include the prices of food and designing their own ecolabel.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Urban Pesticide Reduction Program
Future landscape designers, ornamental horticulturists, or organic gardeners will appreciate this presentation on alternatives to pesticide use. Pass up several extraneous slides at the beginning and then find the harm caused by pesticides, different approaches to pest control, and acceptable organic pesticides.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Bulbs and . . . Shrubs
Viewers are introduced to the differences among annual, biennial, and perennial plants. Several plant guides are recommended.The authors focus on important considerations for designing a garden: light, heat, soil, water drainage, and wind. They instruct on mulching and choosing plants.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Tree Diversity Activity
Class members become tree huggers with this terrific study of biodiversity among trees! They do so by examining different characteristics of trees: shape, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds, etc. After examining five concepts, they use their knowledge to design a community landscape.
5th - 9th Science 11 Views 34 Downloads
Students learn the parts of a flower. In this flower parts and pollination lesson, students discuss the background and vocabulary about flowers and play a game to learn what happens during pollination. Students use various materials to create a model flower with all of its parts.
2nd - 3rd Science 19 Views 49 Downloads
Major Organic Acids in Fruits
Students investigate the organic acids present in a variety of juices. In this organic acids lesson plan, students read about the effects of organic acids in juices. They use paper chromatography to separate out the acids present in a variety of samples of juice.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Pumpkins By the Pound
Use pumpkins of various sizes to experiment with weight and perimeter. First the class lifts the pumpkins one by one, estimating each pumpkin's weight. They arrange the pumpkins from lightest to heaviest, and then string weigh each one to determine how well they estimated.
1st - 3rd Math 28 Views 108 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles
Emergent scientists examine the unusually warm winter of 2011-2012 (called the “year without a winter”) and its effect on blossoming times and pollination. Groups engage in a weather information scavenger hunt, compare climate maps, and collect data from the US and Europe.
7th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Growing Flower and Vegetable Transplants From Seeds
Students grow flower and vegetable transplants from seed in the school greenhouse. They properly plant seeds, transplant seedlings, and care for the plants by using recommended culture methods. In addition, they identify the various plant species grown in this unit.
5th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Arizona Grown Specialty Crop Lesson Plan: Where Do They Go?
Students explore biotic and abiotic factors in landscape design. For this landscaping lesson, students create 3-dimensional models that represent landscape designs taking into consideration climate and planting requirements.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Plants in Space
Students compare and contrast living in their houses to that of living in a space capsule. In groups, they develop a functional closed system space capsule for a team of astronauts. They use their prior knowledge in horticulture to address concerns on the supply of oxygen, water and food.
Higher Ed Science 36 Views 21 Downloads
The Peanut Wizard
Students read and discuss information regarding George Washington Carver and how the peanut became cultivated in the southern colonies of the United States. In this George Washington Carver lesson, students develop vocabulary that relates to the cultivation of the peanut and its origin.
3rd - 5th Science 11 Views 38 Downloads
Natural Gas and Pennsylvania’s Future
Beginning with a general discussion about natural gas, methane, and hydrocarbons, a few videos and diagrams are projected to support the lecture. Individuals participate in a brief activity by drinking juice through a straw, and then again while a piece of sponge is placed in the cup.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Young gardners read and listen to books about seeds, plants, and the growing process. They plant seeds in plastic cups to observe the process of root-growing and plant formation. The whole class walks through a field to collect seeds that stick to socks that they put over their shoes.
K - 3rd Science 15 Views 22 Downloads