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4.5 Thanksgiving in the Garden
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In this 4th grade garden lesson, students will transcend time back to ... More

In this 4th grade garden lesson, students will transcend time back to the first Thanksgiving and learn the legend of Squanto, who helped the colonists farm in America. Students will use Squanto’s techniques to plant fall crops. Less

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OER Commons
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Author:
Jezra Thompson
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Draw a Monarch Butterfly: Scientific Illustration
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Ivy Rutzky, a scientific assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, ... More

Ivy Rutzky, a scientific assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, introduces an activity where learners create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly. Learners will discover why scientists prefer to use drawings rather than photographs, as well as learn about butterflies. Learners will practice their research, observation, and drawing skills. Learners are encouraged to follow up this activity by planting their own butterfly gardens. Less

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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American Museum of Natural History
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Garden Science: Garden Orientation - The Card Hike
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In this 6th grade science lesson, students are introduced to the garden ... More

In this 6th grade science lesson, students are introduced to the garden as a classroom. They meet the garden staff, tour the garden, learn the basic systems and routines of the garden classroom and are introduced to the Edible Schoolyard life skills and values. Less

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OER Commons
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Author:
Kyle Cornforth
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Green fingers
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In this task you will learn a vocabulary related to gardening. You ... More

In this task you will learn a vocabulary related to gardening. You will listen to several audio segments which you will need to match with the correct drawing (the drawings show activities you do in the garden, vegetables or flowers). You will also look at a garden calendar and answer a number of questions about it. Less

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Languages
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KlasCement
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KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
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Home Water Audit
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This activity offers learners and their families several ways to raise their ... More

This activity offers learners and their families several ways to raise their awareness together about home water. Included are a Home Water Audit Chart to help families record their water; a link to an educational film about water and conservation; ideas for family discussions about water use; information about recycling graywater; and math-themed efforts such as creating a pie chart of use and comparing water bills. The cost of this activity is minimal if a calculator is already on hand. Less

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Oceanography
Anthropology
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Activities and Labs
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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4-H
National 4-H Council
TOYOTA
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How do I keep my garden free from moles?
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The student will listen to an interview of an expert on how ... More

The student will listen to an interview of an expert on how you can keep your garden free from moles. After listening to the segment, the student will be asked to: - assess the claims made in the segment; - look for contradictions in the interview; - pay attention to the variation of words used; - give tips on how you can keep your garden free from moles. Less

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Languages
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Activities and Labs
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KlasCement
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KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
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Model Greenhouses
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Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They ... More

Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They construct their own miniature greenhouses and explore how their designs take advantage of heat transfer processes to create controlled environments. They record and graph measurements, comparing the greenhouse indoor and outdoor temperatures over time. Students are also introduced to global issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and their relationship to global warming. Less

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Engineering
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Provider:
TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Mystery Marauders
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In this outdoor, mystery-solving activity, learners work like detectives, gathering evidence to ... More

In this outdoor, mystery-solving activity, learners work like detectives, gathering evidence to identify the culprits that are attacking plants. Learners come to understand the impact of insect pests on plant lifeäóîincluding the fact that crop losses due to insect damage cost billions of dollars. The activity calls for learners to read Action Assignment Cards, but with an adult reading the cards, or with modified, simpler cards, this activity can be adapted for younger learners. Less

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
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Roots and Shoots
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In this outdoor activity, learners discover that plants aren't just shoots (stem, ... More

In this outdoor activity, learners discover that plants aren't just shoots (stem, branches, leaves, and flowers) growing above ground, but contain plenty of roots growing underground--more than half the mass of a plant can be its roots. Learners dig up "mystery" plants to investigate their root structures, and match them to different types of root systems. Learners also learn about animals found near plant roots and how humans use roots. Less

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
U.C. Berkeley
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Lawrence Hall of Science
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Lawrence Hall of Science
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Starting Your Container Garden
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This guide outlines how to plant a garden even if you don't ... More

This guide outlines how to plant a garden even if you don't have a yard! It gives advice on how to prepare a container for plants and how to cultivate seedlings so they can grow enough to be ready for a container. This guide also includes a section with tips on maintaining a container garden, like using good fertilizers to replace the nutrients that container gardens quickly lose. It also has links to websites with more information about gardening. Less

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
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Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, "Science Education Partnerships Award"
OMSI
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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