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256 resources with the concept gardening

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Grow an Art Garden: Plant a Rainbow

For Teachers 2nd Standards
After a reading of Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow, class members plan a rainbow garden, research growing cycles of the fruits and vegetables in their section, and then plant and maintain the garden.
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Five Senses in the Garden

For Teachers K Standards
Youngsters work together to use their five senses and explore a garden setting, identifying what they are experiencing and illustrating their perceptions using a graphic organizer.
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Garden Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Whether you are starting a class garden, reading a story about gardens, or want to teach your little ones about sustainable living, these vocabulary cards are a great introduction. Featuring words like watering...
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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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Happy Little Farmer

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
Pre-readers and primaries can help farmer rabbit to plant some delicious fruits and vegetables. From soil preparation and pest control, all the way to the harvest, little ones participate in the entire process!
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Flutter Farm

For Teachers 5th
  Students create their own butterfly garden and follow a participation plan to ensure that everyone will have a hand in the garden.  In this gardening instructional activity, 5th graders log their progress with their garden by taking...
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Green Thumb

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
There's nothing like growing pole, lima, or snap beans with your kids. If you soak the beans overnight, they will germinate faster. Before planting, a lengthy class discussion is held about the beans; how they grow, and what they need to...
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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 lesson.
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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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Groundhog's Feast

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the book How Groundhog's Garden Grew. For this reading lesson, 1st graders investigate generosity and sharing. Students create an invitation to Groundhog's dinner.
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Planning a Garden Using a Grid

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders plan for a garden. In this garden planning instructional activity, 3rd graders investigate the use of a grid to accurately map out and plan for a vegetable garden. Students predict the space requirements for different...
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Design a Colonial Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore botany by completing an art design activity in class. In this gardening history lesson, students identify the plants and crops utilized in the Colonial era for both food and medicine. Students utilize geometry to create...
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Growing a Native American "Three Sisters" Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore plant life by creating their own gardens in class. In this food growing lesson, students discuss the types of gardening methods Native Americans used in order to keep healthy. Young scholars plant corn seeds in...
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Butterfly Snack Shack

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners research butterflies and their life cycle, record facts about butterflies such as what they eat, where they rest, and how long they live, gather information about how to attract butterflies to their yards and gardens, and create...
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Bursting Blooms- Create an Early Spring

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students prune a tree.  In this gardening lesson, students select a shrub or tree that has a lot of flower buds and use sharp pruners to cut sections of branches.  Students place the cuttings into cool water and move into a bright...
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Gardening Project-Learning to Grow Seeds

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students demonstrate how to plant seeds. For this gardening lesson, students read the book The Tiny Seed and identify the steps to planting a seed. Students plant their own lima bean seeds in plastic cups and watch it grow.
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Suburban Garden Ecosystem

For Students 4th - 5th
Young biologists look up words that have to do with plants and animals that are commonly found in suburban areas. They name herbivores, carnivores, and organisms that are decaying. They then draw some sketches from the list they compile.
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Container Gardening Part 4: Problem Diagnosis

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Most likely you won't be teaching container gardening to youngsters, but if you do, or if you teach a college horticulture-related course, this succinct slide show will be a super support. It addresses common problems that occur with...
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Conservation in Small Places - Composting

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A fabulous lesson introduces the art of composting to your gardeners. In it, youngsters learn about the composting process and how it actually works. They discuss the environmental benefits of composting, and use the "lasagna" method...
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Seasons on a Farm

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Reading The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen and Kathy Henderson’s And the Good Brown Earth launches this exploration of the growing cycle and the seasonal changes in a garden. Groups create month collages...
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Insect Life Cycles

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Butterflies are fascinating! Their development is an intriguing example of natural life cycles. Read a book about butterflies to your learners (several are recommended), and focus on the term life cycle as you explain stages animals go...
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The Green Truck Garden Giveaway

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars read "The Green Truck Garden Giveaway" and explore the hobby of gardening. After observing illustrations in the book, students predict possible events in the story. They discuss gardening and write a story about a...
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Plantable Pulp Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
What a great way to give a gift that keeps on giving! These homemade plantable cards are not only beautiful, but can be planted into the ground to sprout in the right season. Incorporate this project in a science unit, or for a Mother's...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

For Teachers 3rd
Learners use a variety of means, including computer software, to record data relating to plant growth. By incorporating technology into this basic lesson plan on the life cycle of a plant, they learn about experimentation, data...