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

The Growing Classroom

Item #11-4017

Developed by the Life Lab Science Program and revised to meet current science standards, this teacher's manual features a year-round garden-based science curriculum — including garden laboratory planning, investigative lessons on ecology, nutrition, and much more.

Grades 2-6. 480 pp.

Print $ 39.95   PDF $29.95

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

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

GrowLab® Curriculum

Whether you're growing plants in a greenhouse, GrowLab® indoor light garden, or on a windowsill, Activities for Growing Minds and A Complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom by KidsGardening provides you with all the information that you need to grow a garden in your classroom. This complete curriculum uses fun, illustrated activities to explore life cycles, examine plant diversity, and investigate the interdependence between plants and humans. 

The GrowLab Curriculum meets National Science Standards for grades K-8.

GrowLab® A complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom

Item #10-4009

GrowLab®: A Complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom (112 pp)

  • Comprehensive information for successfully raising vegetables, flowers, and herbs to maturity int he classroom
  • Creative classroom projects and interdisciplinary activity ideas 

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

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

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 
5-9 $5.00  10 or more $4.50 

Growing Food (LiFE-1)

Item #11-3300

In this inquiry-based curriculum, you and your students embark on an exciting adventure — learning science through the study of our fascinating food production system. Students learn about cycles in nature, flow of energy, and food systems while engaging in hands-on investigations of photosynthesis, food webs, agriculture, and more. Developed by educators at Teachers College, Columbia University, Growing Food is the first module in the Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) curriculum series. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; and student activity sheets and readings.Is 

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

Book Cover: Choice Control Change

Choice Control Change (LiFE-3)

Item #11-xxxx

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 

Book Cover: Garden Adventures

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

Book Cover: Steps to a Bountiful Kids Garden

Garden Adventures

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 

Book Cover: Sowing the Seeds of Wonder

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 

Book Cover: Pollinator Field Journal

Pollinator Field Journal

Item #11-4001

Our Pollinator Field  Journal contains lined pages to record observations.  Helpful tips and observations are provided throughout. 

Grades 4-6 50 pages  paper $7.95 downloadable PDF $3.95