Gardening Teacher Resources

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Creating a Rain Garden

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Use this series of lessons to empower your gardeners to plan for, design, and implement a rain garden on campus! From planning water flow and calculating volume to acting in an interpretive play where they become plants, learners will be...
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The Secret Garden Grammar Exercises

For Teachers 4th - 7th
While your students read The Secret Garden, use these seven grammar worksheets to help apply concepts such as synonyms, verbs, capital letters, and proper nouns.
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Backyard Butterflies Teaching Collection

For Parents K - 4th
Here are six fun and engaging lessons to use when learning about butterflies with your elementary schoolers. Your class will find out how to create your own butterfly garden, learn about the different stages of a caterpillar and...
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Voluminous Veggies in the Math Garden

For Teachers 5th Standards
What do rectangular watermelons, the game of Battleship, and soil beds have in common? Explore the relationship between area and volume with an educational lesson about gardening and geometry. Kids work in pairs to calculate the total...
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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...
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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 instructional activity, the resource guides kids through starting their class garden as they...
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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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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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2008 Master Gardener Training: Basic Entomology

For Teachers Higher Ed
The author of this presentation elaborates on the details of insect classification, information apparently required to become a master gardener in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. Though lengthy (110 slides), it is an...
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Jennie Garth: Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Jennie Garth and Abby describe what a garden is in this video. There are some wonderful visuals to go with the descriptions to make this concept come alive. What an entertaining film.
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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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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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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 instructional activity.
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Gardens Field Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Help a Sister Out: Garden Companions

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Explore Native American gardening traditions with a instructional activity on companion planting. Based on the concept that certain crops grow better when planted near other specific crops, kids research the gardening method with...
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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.
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A Gardener’s Dilemma

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young horticulturists work together to design a garden plot using their knowledge of measurement, geometric figures, area, and perimeter formulas. Pupils' show what they know via a presentation, evaluation, survey, and quiz.  
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Gardening For Good

For Students K - 12th
Help fight hunger in your community by growing food in a garden. Young gardeners grow vegetables and maintain their gardens in order to donate their food to local organizations. The project is a great way to incorporate the study of...
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The Secret Garden: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's your secret garden? A study guide asks learners to consider the question in response to a play of the popular story by Frances Hodgsen Burnett. Activities combine art, music, writing, and actual gardening to create a unique...
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Writing Informational Text: Community and School Gardens

For Students 2nd Standards
Two informational texts feature community gardens of the past and present and how seeds grow. Scholars read, discuss what they have read, complete a timeline, define words, and compose a brief essay about the texts' main idea.
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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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Planning and Preparing a Vegetable Garden

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An anticipatory slide suggests personal benefits from gardening. Then the presentation goes into choosing a location, considering soil type, the use of fertilizers, and the variety of crops available to choose from. If you are teaching...
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Planting a School Rain Garden

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Finally, the day has arrived for introducing plants into the rain garden. If you have been following the entire unit, this will serve as a helpful guide for planting day. If you have not been using the previous lessons in this unit with...
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Growing Minds: Garden Planning

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
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...

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