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Captain Planet Foundation

#### Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...
Lesson Plan
Captain Planet Foundation

#### Square Foot Fall Garden

For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders learn the basic needs of plants and identify geometric shapes while planting a fall garden. Combining math and science in one lesson, the resource guides kids through starting their class garden as they discover the...
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Curated OER

#### Design a Green Rooftop Garden

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Design and construct buildings with rooftop gardens. Junior engineers work in groups to build two buildings and then perform experiments to determine whether or not a garden affects the building temperatures. They graph and interpret...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Why Garden in New York State Schools?

For Teachers K - 6th
A lovely presentation in which slide after slide outlines the many educational, physical, emotional, and social benefits of gardening in schools. This presentation is meant to be shown to parents, and would be a terrific choice to...
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PBS

#### Creating a Butterfly Garden and Habitat

For Teachers 1st - 4th
This complete set of instructions for creating your very own butterfly garden and habitat is so cool! With some seeds and the handy resources in this activity, you and your class will be able to determine which type of habitat is best...
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Captain Planet Foundation

#### Help a Sister Out: Garden Companions

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Explore Native American gardening traditions with a lesson on companion planting. Based on the concept that certain crops grow better when planted near other specific crops, kids research the gardening method with background links and by...
PPT
Curated OER

#### The Gardener

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is one of the better presentations I've come across! This one uses the book, The Gardener to help learners enter the world of creative writing while learning a whole lot about the world of gardening. This fantastic PowerPoint...
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Curated OER

#### Design a Colonial Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore botany by completing an art design activity in class. In this gardening history lesson, students identify the plants and crops utilized in the Colonial era for both food and medicine. Students utilize geometry to create...
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Curated OER

#### Planning a Garden Using a Grid

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders plan for a garden. For this garden planning lesson, 3rd graders investigate the use of a grid to accurately map out and plan for a vegetable garden. Students predict the space requirements for different vegetables.
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Curated OER

#### Growing a Native American "Three Sisters" Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore plant life by creating their own gardens in class. In this food growing lesson, students discuss the types of gardening methods Native Americans used in order to keep healthy. Young scholars plant corn seeds in...
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Education Outside

#### Grow an Art Garden: Plant a Rainbow

For Teachers 2nd Standards
After a reading of Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow, class members plan a rainbow garden, research growing cycles of the fruits and vegetables in their section, and then plant and maintain the garden.
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Curated OER

#### Lesson: A Garden for Monet

For Teachers K - 5th
To better understand artistic style and expression, your class compares two different paintings. They analyze each painting for style, technique, similarities, and differences. They then experiment with a variety of art materials and...
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K20 Learn

#### How Does Your Garden Grow?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Seventy thousand different types of soil exist in the United States alone. Young scientists learn about the importance of soil to the food supply. They test soil for a variety of factors and determine the best place to set up a community...
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George Watts Montessori

#### Primary Lessons for Classroom and Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Gardens are packed with science concepts for young scientists to explore. A thorough unit with 16 lessons and multiple activities in each provides many learning opportunities by examining a garden space. Learners study weather, growth,...
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Curated OER

#### The Green Truck Garden Giveaway

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read "The Green Truck Garden Giveaway" and explore the hobby of gardening. After observing illustrations in the book, students predict possible events in the story. They discuss gardening and write a story about a community...
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Curated OER

#### Mapping a Garden

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the components of a map, particularly the legend, the key, the symbols and the area. They develop their own map of a garden that they can plant in a future science lesson.
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Curated OER

#### Gardening Project-Learning to Grow Seeds

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students demonstrate how to plant seeds. For this gardening lesson, students read the book The Tiny Seed and identify the steps to planting a seed. Students plant their own lima bean seeds in plastic cups and watch it grow.
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University of Wisconsin

#### Rain Garden Maintenance

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Maintaining a garden is an ongoing responsibility. This resource follows a series of activities in a unit that resulted in the planting of a rain garden. What you will find here are general instructions for watering, weeding, pruning,...
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University of Wisconsin

#### Designing a Rain Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Now it's time for all of the data collected in previous lessons to be applied to the design of a rain garden. This resource can only be used as part of the greater whole, since learners will need to rely on gathered knowledge in order to...
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PreKinders

#### Garden Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Whether you are starting a class garden, reading a story about gardens, or want to teach your little ones about sustainable living, these vocabulary cards are a great introduction. Featuring words like watering...
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Curated OER

#### A First Look at the Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K
For any teacher who is planning a field trip to Missouri's Botanical Garden, this lesson packet is a must-have! In it, young learners engage in pre-visit activities so they will be prepared to get the most out of their trip. There are...
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Curated OER

#### Creating a Three sisters Garden

For Teachers K - 5th
Students understand that a three sisters garden is comprised of corn, beans and squash. In this three sisters garden lesson plan, students understand that Native Americans planted three sisters gardens and grow a three sisters garden....
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Captain Planet Foundation

#### Predicting Whether the Weather is Good for the Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
Can your class predict the weather? Show them how they can come close with a instructional activity about creating weather instruments, including weather vanes, barometers, wind socks, anemometers, and thermometers. Kids research weather...
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English Worksheets Land

#### A Tale of Two Gardens

For Students 5th Standards
Gardening is fun, no matter what you're growing. A reading comprehension activity encourages learners to compare and contrast two gardens that grow different items.