Rain Garden to the Rescue

COLLECTION MIDDLE SCHOOL |  SCIENCE Rain Gardens to the Rescue Students will measure the impervious area on campus, including the school building and paved surfaces, in order to calculate the size of a rain garden large enough to filter the “first flush” of runoff from a rainstorm; then observe the flow of runoff on school … Read more

Making Bruschetta from 3-D Shapes

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  MATH Making Bruschetta from 3-D Shapes Students will identify 2 and 3-dimensional shapes and taste vegetables from the garden. Setting Inside Collection Group FALL INTO HEALTHY SHAPES   Standards GPS.MCC.K.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, … Read more

Making 2-D Shapes with Carrot Sticks

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  MATH  |  SCIENCE Making 2-D Shapes with Carrot Sticks Students will review 2-dimensional shapes and work together to create shapes with carrots. Setting Inside or Outside Collection Group FALL INTO HEALTHY SHAPES Standards GPS.MCC.K.G.2. Correctly name shapes regardless of orientations or overall size. Materials Carrots (one bunch of whole carrots with … Read more

Read “Pick a Circle, Gather Squares”

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  ART & MUSIC  |  LANGUAGE ARTS  | MATH Read “Pick a Circle, Gather Squares” Students will listen to a book about shapes, create a posters, and order shapes by amount of sides. Setting Inside Collection Group FALL INTO HEALTHY SHAPES   Standards GPS.MCC.K.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the … Read more

Counting Identified Birds

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY | MATH  | SCIENCE Counting Identified Birds Students will count and classify birds. Time 45 minutes Setting Outside Collection Group GARDEN BIRDWATCHERS   Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.A When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with … Read more

Garden Birdwatchers

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY | MATH  | SCIENCE Garden Birdwatchers Students will observe the birds in the schoolyard and identify their traits (such as color, size, beak, feet, motion). Concepts: Observable Traits  |  Counting Essential Questions How can we classify birds by their appearance, size, and motion? How can we identify birds based on their traits? How can … Read more

Measuring Volume of Soil in a Raised Bed

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  MATH Measuring Volume of Soil in a Raised Bed Students will calculate the volume of soil in their garden. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group THERE’S DIRT IN MY BED   Standards CCSS.M.5.MD.C.3. Student will recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. CCSS.M.5.MD.C.4. … Read more

There’s Dirt in My Bed

COLLECTION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  MATH There’s Dirt in My Bed Students will measure an existing raised bed using the formula for determining area. They will also use unifix cubes to model the length, width, and depth of a raised bed with each cube equaling one square foot. Students will ultimately discover how many square feet … Read more

Blind Mapping the Garden on a Coordinate Plane

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  MATH & SCIENCE Blind Mapping the Garden Students will use coordinate planes to map their garden. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group MAPPING THE GARDEN   Standards CCSS.M.5.G.1. Students will use axes to define a coordinate system. Understand (x,y) convention. CCSS.M.5.G.2. Students will represent real world and math problems by … Read more