Gardens Field Book

This Gardens Field Book unit also includes:

When you water a plant, it miraculously grows. What is found under the soil where you put the water and how does that help the plant? Throughout the five-day activity, learn about the water cycle, the parts of a plant, and how gardens can help Earth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a garden or model garden ready to use as a reference
  • Read through all materials and choose the parts that best fit your classroom, combining them into a day or two of activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities are appropriate for elementary through lower grade middle school students
  • The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds by Patricia Relf and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss are necessary for the lesson
Pros

  • Introduces a lot of new vocabulary
  • Activity includes a safety contract for both the learner and a parent to sign
  • Meets the needs of different types of learners (kinesthetic, auditory, and visual) throughout the five-day activities
  • Individuals spend part of the time outside exploring their own ecosystem
Cons

  • Some links do not work
  • The PowerPoint mentioned is not included
Common Core

NGSS