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How Does Our Garden Grow?
Students compare/contrast the growth of plants. They add organic compost to a group of plants and regular soil to another group of plants, and record and graph the results in a science journal.
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Growing Minds: Garden Planning
School gardens are rich in cross-curricular learning opportunities! Excellent ideas put learners in charge of organizing and planning. Begin with a book about gardening (recommended titles provided), and discuss learners' prior knowledge...
K - 5th Health CCSS: Designed
Plant Part Exploration: Stems
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Water Cycle: Waterwise Gardening
What is the relationship between soil moisture and the presence or absence of mulch? is the driving question of a guided inquiry-based instructional activity. Pupils investigate the affects that mulch has on soil and apply their findings...
2nd - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable