This is a basic guide to starting a compost system at an elementary school. It includes steps for building a compost bin and an instructional booklet in English, Spanish, and Braille.
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.
This lesson introduces 6th grade students to the kitchen classroom. Students meet staff, tour the kitchen, and learn the basic rules and systems. They then write and share a food memory.
The objective of this lesson is to teach kids about food advertising. To compare and contrast the portrayal of real food versus processed food in the media.
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.