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Sorting Out Soils

For Teachers K
Sift through soil and learn about why it's important for organic processes. After discussing what makes up soil, such as the living organisms and what types of soil have more nutrients, kids sample layers of mulch and deeper soil to...
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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 lesson, the resource guides kids through starting their class garden as they discover the...
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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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George Washington Carver and the Sweet Potato

For Teachers 1st Standards
Learn about George Washington Carver's important contributions to agriculture by studying the sweet potato. First graders read about the inventor's observations and prepare sweet potato slips for the class garden. Additionally, they...
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Sense of Place

For Teachers K
Explore the five senses with a kindergarten lesson on gardening. After taking a walk through the class garden, kids note what they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell, and then decide what is living in the garden versus what is not living....
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Fall into Healthy Shapes

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners identify geometric shapes by planting a fall garden. They start their seeds in containers that have different shapes, and keep track of their plants based on those shapes. This brilliantly designed and incredibly thorough...
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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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The Gardener

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is one of the better presentations I've come across! This one uses the book, The Gardener to help learners enter the world of creative writing while learning a whole lot about the world of gardening. This fantastic PowerPoint...
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

For Teachers K - 1st
Wow! Here is a most-impressive series of lessons and activities that revolve around the classic story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The purpose of the lessons are to provide an agricultural theme in the reading, writing, and science...
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Landscaping with Ornamental Herbaceous Plants

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Inspire and educate aspiring horticulturists with this presentation on ornamental herbaceous plants. Quality photographs of beautifully landscaped gardens or colorful perennials adorn each slide. Viewers learn to consider the purpose for...
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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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Container Gardening Part 3: What to Plant

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
From this presentation, viewers learn not only what edible plants thrive in containers, they also examine ornamental varieties. It displays high-quality photographs and provides the lecturer's notes for each slide. Obviously, it can be...
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Container Gardening Part 1: Containers

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Container gardening is a form of art. Start a mini-unit off by introducing the value of container gardening. Go over the basics and then get your viewers' creative juices flowing by displaying beautiful photos of ornamental plants...
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Container Gardening Part 2: Soil, Water, Nutrients, Light

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Horticulture hopefuls examine the challenges and desired traits of container gardening. Soil blends are considered in addition to water, light, and fertilizer requirements. You will find teachers' notes provided to help you explain the...
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Plant Part Exploration: Stems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
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...
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Design a Green Rooftop Garden

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Design and construct buildings with rooftop gardens. Junior engineers work in groups to build two buildings and then perform experiments to determine whether or not a garden affects the building temperatures. They graph and interpret...
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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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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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Groundhog's Feast

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the book How Groundhog's Garden Grew. In this reading instructional activity, 1st graders investigate generosity and sharing. Students create an invitation to Groundhog's dinner.
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Growing a Native American "Three Sisters" Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students 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. Students plant corn seeds in their school...
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Bursting Blooms- Create an Early Spring

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students prune a tree.  In this gardening instructional activity, 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...
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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...