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: 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: 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