Mapping a Garden
Second graders recognize the components of a map, particularly the legend, the key, the symbols and the area. They develop their own map of a garden they be planting in their upcoming science activity.
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The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 lesson. Pupils investigate the affects that mulch has on soil and apply their findings to how plants...
2nd - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
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