These resources are driven by the Next Generation Science Standards. In particular these activities allow students to practice various Science & Engineering Practices, such as “Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).” Considering these resources are available for a K-5 audience, we’ve only included the standards for grades 3-5. These activities are great for at-home learning and engaging students with their surroundings.
This is a basic guide to starting a compost system at an elementary school. It includes steps for building a compost bin and an instructional booklet in English, Spanish, and Braille.
In this 6th grade science lesson, students are introduced to the garden as a classroom. They meet the garden staff, tour the garden, learn the basic systems and routines of the garden classroom and are introduced to the Edible Schoolyard life skills and values.
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This lesson introduces 6th grade students to the kitchen classroom. Students meet staff, tour the kitchen, and learn the basic rules and systems. They then write and share a food memory.
The objective of this lesson is to teach kids about food advertising. To compare and contrast the portrayal of real food versus processed food in the media.
Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They construct their own miniature greenhouses and explore how their designs take advantage of heat transfer processes to create controlled environments. They record and graph measurements, comparing the greenhouse indoor and outdoor temperatures over time. Students are also introduced to global issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and their relationship to global warming.
Los estudiantes de tercer grado leen un artículo y miran un video sobre cómo empezar una hortaliza. Toman notas de estas dos fuentes y escriben un ensayo de información para explicarle a otra clase cmo empezar su propia hortaliza.
Students will read two articles and watch one video describing what rain gardens are and how they benefit the environment. They will also visit your school’s rain garden, taking photos to document its benefits. Students will compose and deliver a speech explaining how rain gardens improve the environment, incorporating photos from your school’s rain garden in their speech. Includes Teacher directions and scoring notes.