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Growing Food (LiFE-1)
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)
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)
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
Books In Bloom
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.
• 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
Math In the Garden
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
- What is a plant?
- Where do plants come from?
- How do we take care of plants?
- 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
Steps to a Bountiful Kids' Garden
Sowing the Seeds of Wonder
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
GrowLab® A complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom
Comprehensive information for successfully raising vegetables, flowers, and herbs to maturity in the classroom
Creative classroom projects and interdisciplinary activity ideas
Image: Kids' Garden Journal
$5.95 Buy for your class: 5-9 $5.00 ea. 10 or more $4.50 ea.