Category Archives: Lesson Plans

Plant Starts for Gifts

Plant Start for Gifts In the spring when it is time to start plants indoors to be transplanted outdoors after the danger of frost has passed is an ideal time…

Growing Media Literacy with Garden Foods

Subject Area: Language Arts Appropriate Grade Level: 3rd, 4th or 5th grade Ideal season for lesson: Late Summer, Early Fall Suggested materials: Magazine and newspaper ads (or access to the…

Friendly Composting Redworms

Lesson Objective – Students will learn what redworms utilized for vermiculture eat and the conditions necessary for their survival. Subject Area – Life Science Grade Level – Grade 6 through…

Ribbons in the Ground

Lesson Objective – Students will learn to identify and describe soil horizons found in the soil in their locale. Students will construct a scale model of the horizons found in…

3R Potatoes or… What Do You Do When the Kitchen Gives You a Case of Sprouting Potatoes?

I love trying new things and learning. More importantly, I love learning alongside my students.  This was my second year of teaching in Nenana.  I teach Life Skills and Art…

One Species, Many Vegetables – An Introduction to Artificial Selection

Brassica oleracea – An introduction to artificial selection Subject area: Biological Science – 6-8th grade Season: Best in early fall when Brussels sprouts attached to stem would be available and…

Sensory Gardens for Children With Special Needs

I am a Teacher’s Assistant in a Life Skills 2 classroom. The majority of our students are on the Autism Spectrum and are non-verbal.  There are many challenges working with…

Grow your garden in Spanish

Date: July 31, 2015 Time: 1-3 hours a week Materials needed: outdoor garden area Student level: Secondary Spanish students intermediate to advanced level Learning Standard: Common Core      …

All About Potatoes- Lesson Plan

Materials: 10- 5 gallon buckets with holes drilled on the bottoms and lower sides for drainage 5 bags of soil 20-25 seed potatoes (depending on # of students) After harvest:…