Lesson Plans

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Topic: Worms and Insects  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
This is a structured exploration of the creatures that live in or visit your garden. This activity allows students to work together and discover the diversity of creatures... more
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Topic: Soil  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
Mystery soil is a 2 hour inquiry-based investigation designed for second graders (though modifications could be made for upper or lower grade levels.) Students are presented... more
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Topic: Wildlife  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
The Great Garden Adventure! is an activity that will get students moving, working together, and THINKING! You can make this a simple garden exploration or an introduction to... more
Topic: Plants  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Unaffiliated
The goal is for children to recognize that when we eat vegetables, we eat all of the different plants parts. The children can then put this knowledge into use if the garden... more
Topic: Food  |  Grade Level: 3-5  |  Garden: Unaffiliated
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to where their food comes from and what it takes to get to the table. Developed by: Anina Estrem, FoodCorps Service Member... more
Topic: Cultural Studies  |  Grade Level: K-2  |  Garden: Roberto Clemente School Garden
Students will learn that food varies over different cultures through sharing their own experiences with each other!
Topic: Food  |  Grade Level: K-2  |  Garden: Unaffiliated
  Students will learn what grains are and where they come from; they will understand that grass is needed for milk production, which is needed for cheese production; and they... more
Topic: Other Topic  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
This is a fun short activity that can be used as a "getting to know you" game to help students bond with one another. Also, it is a thinking game that requires students to... more
Topic: Wildlife  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Unaffiliated
  Developed by: Florita Coakley of FoodCorps, North Carolina Subject Area: Science Lesson Title: Garden Ecosystem Prep Time: 1 hour prep time, plus time to check out... more
Topic: Cooking  |  Grade Level: 9-12  |  Garden: Unaffiliated
Students will be able to: Explain the history and accomplishments of George Washington Carver in relation to agriculture. Describe the differences between processed foods and... more
Topic: Plants  |  Grade Level: 3-5  |  Garden: Roberto Clemente School Garden
Children will learn: How to plant an indoor garden in a mini yogurt container How seeds grow into a full plant Developed by: Samantha Turner of FoodCorps Arizona Johns... more
Topic: Cooking  |  Grade Level: 3-5  |  Garden: Roberto Clemente School Garden
Students will learn how to add fractions and apply it to everyday life while making a delicious, no bake treat!
Topic: Plants  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Unaffiliated
(Disclaimer: This lesson was created as an extension of 2nd grade studies of folktales, in specific, The Enormous Turnip. The classes had already read the story, and teachers... more
Topic: Seeds  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
Searching for seeds that fly, fall, or even hitch a ride with a passerby... "This seed floats through the air!" "This seed is stuck on me!" These are the types of responses... more
Topic: Other Topic  |  Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
WATER! Where is it? This fun, engaging activity gets students outside, moving, working together, and thinking about the water cycle and/or local watersheds. It is an... more
Topic: Wildlife  |  Grade Level: K-2, 3-5  |  Garden: Common Ground Children's Garden
This is a great way for the students to work together and explore their schoolyard from a different perspective… they get the opportunity to BECOME AN ANIMAL! In this... more