Growing Food (LiFE-1)

Item #11-3300

In this inquiry-based curriculum, students learn science by studying our food production system. Hands-on activities focus on cycles of nature. Includes a matrix of National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy. 

Part of the LiFE Curriculum Series

Grades 4-6   256  pages  paper $32.95 , downloadable PDF $24.95

Farm to Table & Beyond (LiFE-2)

Item #11-3310

This second book in the LiFE Curriculum, Farm to Table  covers our global food system and how the parts of this complex system interact with and influence each other — critical ideas in science. Students engage in hands-on investigations of the cycling of matter in nature and the human impact on this cycle, explore and analyze their personal food choices through scientific reasoning, and apply what they have learned through discussions and debates. Farm to Table & Beyond includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; and student activity sheets and readings. Developed by educators at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Grades 5-6 432  pages  paper $32.95 , downloadable PDF $24.95

Choice Control Change (LiFE-3)

Item #11-3320

In the third module of the LiFE Curriculum, students learn science through studying diet and activity choices. They learn about how the human body works, and how food and activity play a role in its well-being. Students engage in hands-on investigations of food preference, our food environment, energy intake and expenditure, lifestyle-related diseases, and more. Finally, they explore and analyze their personal food choices through scientific reasoning and apply what they have learned to personal decisions related to their diet, physical activity, and overall health. Developed by educators at Teachers College, Columbia University. (? pages. Gr 6-8. 

PreK 120 pages  paper $16.95 downloadable PDF $11.95 

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Books In Bloom

Item #30-0059

Books in Bloom, by Valerie Bang-Jensen & Mark Lubkowitz, invites children to learn about science while experiencing a great story. Each chapter features a popular children's book that's perfect for families, classrooms, after-school programs, anyone who gardens with children.
Includes:
• Reference icons clearly identify appropriate grade levels
• Compact lesson ideas, hands-on activities, and full lesson plans
• Related titles for alternative reading levels
• Connections to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

PreK-5. 128 pages   $29.95 paper, $19.95 PDF download

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Math In the Garden

Item #11-3111

This engaging curriculum uses a mathematical lens to take children on an education-filled journey in the garden. Dozens of trial-tested, standards-based activities hone math skills while promoting inquiry, language arts, and nutrition.

Grades K-8, 160 pages. $29.95 paper, $19.95 PDF download

Botany on your Plate

Botany on Your Plate

Item #11-3350

Students observe, dissect, journal, discuss, and taste their way through the world of plants in this investigative science curriculum. Supports standards in nutrition, math, language arts, and social studies. Grades K-4. 88 pages. $21.95 paper,  $14.95 PDF download

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Garden Adventures

Item #11-3610

This instructional introductory guide, by Kidsgardening.org, is centered on four key questions: 
  1. What is a plant?
  2. Where do plants come from? 
  3. How do we take care of plants?
  4. Why are plants important?

Includes 16 hands-on activities, horticultural background information, interdisciplinary extension ideas, and a reproducible family newsletter.

PreK  96 pages    paper $19.95 , downloadable PDF $14.95

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Steps to a Bountiful Kids' Garden

Item #11-4052

This how-to guide, by the National Gardening Association, covers all you need to know to launch a school or kids' gardening program, from rallying support and site development to making curriculum connections. A must-have resource! Also available in Spanish. PreK-12 56 pages  paper $12.95 (while supplies last)  downloadable PDF $8.95 

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Sowing the Seeds of Wonder

Item #11-3615

Students explore the garden from planting season to harvest, encouraging a lifelong connection to the earth in this comprehensive activity guide from the educators at Life Lab.PreK 120 pages  paper $16.95 downloadable PDF $11.95 

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GrowLab® Classroom Activities for Indoor Gardens and Grow Lights

Item #10-4009

GrowLab®: Classroom Activities for Indoor Gardens and Grow Lights
  • Lessons written and field-tested by educators with background information, clear objectives, grade indicators, and materials lists
  • Adaptable, multidisciplinary explorations to fit your time frame
  • Step-by-step, constructivist teaching cycle promotes inquiry and teamwork

Grades K-8. 307 pages. $24.95 paper, $18.95 PDF download

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GrowLab® A complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom

Item #10-4009

Comprehensive information for successfully raising vegetables, flowers, and herbs to maturity in the classroom

Creative classroom projects and interdisciplinary activity ideas 

Grades K-8. 112 pages. $21.95 paper,  $14.95 PDF download

 
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Image: Kids' Garden Journal

Item #11-3360

Designed for older students to document and reflect on their natural world explorations, our Garden Journal contains lined pages to record observations, blank pages to sketch garden layouts, and graph pages for charting plant growth. Helpful tips and observations are provided throughout. Grades 4-8 49 pages 

 $5.95   Buy for your class:  5-9 $5.00 ea.   10 or more $4.50 ea.