Test the dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and temperature of a local waterway around your learning space! Then, upload your test results to an international database to compare your results to others’ and contribute to the citizen scientists interested in keeping our waterways healthy.
Discuss factors that affect a seed’s germination time, then perform a mini-experiment involving the steps of the scientific method. Minnesota Science Standards:18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:126.96.36.199
Following a role-playing review of the main parts of a plant, students will design their own plants and compare the variety of their creations. Then, students identify and taste fruits and vegetables that come from different plant parts. Minnesota Science Standards:0.4.1.1, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Learn about composting: its definition, its effects on soil, how to make it and what lives in it! Minnesota Science Standards:22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Learn about the USDA MyPlate through a pretend grocery store, and explore the importance of each food group. The Healthy Hop N Shop Lesson Plan Minnesota Science Standards:0.4.1.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Minnesota Health Standards:2.8.1, 3.7.2, 5.7.2
Observe how plants and people respond when crowded and forced to share limited resources. This activity helps students understand that even their precious garden plants must be thinned. Minnesota Science Standards:220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124