Horticulture Teacher Resources
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Oral History of the Skagit River Watershed
Have learners assess current farming techniques in their area with this valuable resource. They consider the impact of their local ecosystem, and research how Native American tribes used the land in the past. They go on Internet "expeditions," then use their findings to compose an expository research paper.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
A Photosynthesis Timeline
Science learners discover that scientific advancements come in increments. Beginning as an idea, changes and developments are influenced by available resources and current societal values. As an example, pupils examine the conclusions drawn by van Helmont at the completion of his willow tree experiment.
9th - 12th Science
Water, Water Everywhere
Students devise a system for watering classroom plants during school year and summer breaks. In this watering system lesson, students work in teams to investigate water needs of plants and develop systems that will keep the plants watered during times when the students are not in school.
6th - 9th Science
Ko'ko'hasenestotse "The Art of Clicking Things Together"
Eighth graders investigate Native American culture by participating in a game. In this Native American history lesson, 8th graders discover the rules to the game Ko'ko'hasenestotse and how it was created. Students play the card game with their classmates and discover the culture of the Cheyenne people.
8th Social Studies & History
A "Sweet" Lesson in Economics
Students discover how to determine the flavor of a jellybean using different key documents. In this economics lesson, students discuss Virginia economics and begin an activity in which they will help decide on the what jellybean flavors should represent Virginia.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Buying and Selling: Getting Cherries into a Pie
Kids keep score as they take on the roles of buyers and sellers in an agribusiness introduction. They play the game for five rounds, each round is made different by having a new economic element added, a discussion follows. Everything needed to play the game is included.
5th - 8th Science
Career Trek: Agricultural Careers
What is agriscience and could it hold a potential career opportunity? Learners define agriscience and explore careers that involve both agriculture and natural resource fields. The lesson includes several web links, a game, a full lesson, and related videos.
7th 21st Century Skills
AP: Chapter 35: Plant Structure and Growth
A straightforward worksheet has botanists list plant organs and functions, plant cell organelles and their functions, specialized plant tissues and their functions. Three high-quality diagrams are displayed for them to label as well. This a practical assignment to give your AP biology or horticulture classes as a note-taking guide or unit review.
9th - Higher Ed Science
How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles
For the warm-up in this cool climate instructional activity, you will need to click on "Mapping" and then "US Mapping" once you arrive at NOAA's "US Climate at a Glance" page. Earth science explorers realize that 2012 was a warm winter for us.
7th - 12th Science
Landscape Garden Makeover
A project-based learning plan focuses on landscapes in the community. After identifying problems, such as dead trees or misplaced automatic sprinklers, learners design solutions, contact local organizations to fix the problems, and do all the necessary work to correct the problems.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Día de los Muertos Teacher Packet
Learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, through authentic vocabulary activities, creating Papel Picado, creating Calavera masks, and making skeleton puppets. Designed to be adaptable to many grade levels, you'll find background information as well as templates for these projects.
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Life Systems - Plant Growth
3rd graders will participate in a variety of tasks which help them to understand the basic concepts of plant growth. Research and reporting skills are developed as they gather information from various sources related to the use of plants by humans for food, shelter and clothing, and in the production of various products.
What Kind of "Person" Would Become a Scientist?
"Scientist Stereotypes" could be another name for this lesson! Begin by drawing from middle schoolers' preconceived notions and media portrayal of scientists, and then explain that anyone can be a scientist. Even though there is an extensive appendix of information about different scientists, the lesson plan focuses a disproportionate amount of time on the stereotypes, even suggesting an experiment to discover whether or not scientists are "crazier" than "regular" people.
7th - 8th Science
Oceans: Reading Comprehension
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text give introductory coverage of oceanography in practice, ocean zones, names of the 5 oceans, ocean features, and marine life. Three true/false and 6 fill-in-the-blank questions follow, prompting students on direct recall and comprehension.
4th - 8th Science
My Own Backyard
Scholars create a drawing of their own backyards. They will use a visualization technique to sketch their own backyard onto construction paper using oil pastels. Guiding questions are given along with materials for the project. Step-by-step instructions guide them through the process.
Pre-K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Cloning a Living Organism
It's the attack of the clones! Not to worry; these are just plant clones. Teen horticulturalists will enjoy growing their own clone into a plant in an activity designed to be revisited after a few weeks. It is one experiment that kids will be happy to take home and share with their families.
6th - 12th Science