Kids will love these FALL Garden-based Science, Nature, and Nutrition Lessons written for Third and Fourth Grade children (activities are also appropriate to use with older kids as well).
The Third and Fourth Grade Fall Lessons explore planting and harvesting what is seasonally appropriate, and children explore the history of growing food worldwide. Life Science is also a key theme in examining how all components work together to create a healthy garden ecosystem.
- 10 scaffolded easy to teach lessons that build upon themselves from week to week
- Cross-curriculum content that brings real-life relevance to other subject areas
- All-inclusive photos and resources provided, which means less prep time and more time learning outdoors (printable pages for kids are also included)
- Each week has a 3-4 page scripted lesson so that teachers and parents can lead with confidence
Topics Covered Include:
- Seasonal Planting and Planning (Warm versus Cool Seasons)
- Cucumbers (Nutrition, History, and Preservation)
- Earth as an Apple (Environmental Activity and Discussion, along with Apple Info.)
- Pumpkins (Observation and Math Estimation and Multiplication)
- Leaves Changing Color (Chlorophyll, Photosynthesis, and World History)
- Worms (Anatomy, Decomposition, Composting)
- Soil (Healthy Composition and Ph Levels)
- Potatoes (History, How to Grow, Recipes)
- Fall Scavenger Hunt (Measurement, Observation, Food Chains)
- Fall Harvest (When and How)
This tested elementary school curriculum makes it easy to have or add garden-based learning to any classroom or home. Kids will not feel like they are doing any "work" while engaging with their environment. Learning about where our food comes from encourages community, collaboration, environmental awareness, and life-long healthy habits.
Having a garden plot is helpful but not needed for these lessons to be impactful!