Books in Bloom
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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.
Grade level: Pre-K, K-1 to 2, 3-5
Farm to Table & Beyond
Students explore the global food system by investigating the cycle of matter, learning the human impact on this cycle, and analyzing their own food choices through scientific reasoning, discussion, and debate. Includes a matrix of National Science Education Standards. Part 3 of the Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) Curriculum Series.
Grade level: 3-5, 6-8
Sowing the Seeds of Wonder
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 & KidsGardening.
Grade level: Pre-K
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.
Grade level: K-1 to 2, 3-5, 6-8
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 1 of the Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) Curriculum Series.
Grade level: 3-5, 6-8
The Growing Classroom
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.
Grade level: K-1 to 2, 3-5