Square Foot Garden

square foot garden with plant in it

Students will review how plants grow and what plants need to grow through kinesthetic modeling. An optional experiment is included to view the effect of plant spacing. Finally, students create square foot gardens, reviewing math concepts of fractions and measuring length.

Mapping the Garden

garden layout map

Students will use a coordinate plane arranged on a raised bed to describe the plants that live within it to students that are not looking at the bed but simply drawing the plants and their location based on the students’ descriptions. At the conclusion of the activity, students will check their accuracy.

Garden Birdwatchers

seagull flying through sky

Students will observe the birds in the schoolyard and identify their traits (such as color, size, beak, feet, motion).