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Garden vegetables, student notebook, and environmental sensor on a picnic table

Garden TOOLS - Lesson Set

Elementary
Classroom Instruction
After-School Instruction
At-Home Instruction
Technology
Engineering
Lesson
Systems Thinking
Informed Decision Making
Food
Water
The Garden TOOLS lesson set is an agricultural technology and engineering curriculum designed for use with students in grades 3-5.
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Garden vegetables, student notebook, and environmental sensor on a picnic table

Garden TOOLS Project

Elementary
Lesson
Video
Garden TOOLS (Technology Opportunities in Outdoor Learning Spaces) is designed to support students in grades 3-5 to make data-informed decisions in school gardens or other outdoor growing spaces by using and programming BBC micro:bit microcontrollers.
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Picture of milkweed plants with Milkweed in the Classroom logo

Milkweed in the Classroom

Elementary
Lesson
Video
Milkweed in the Classroom provides a collection of resources designed to help students investigate the monarch butterfly migration as a locally relevant phenomenon. Through a series of standards-aligned lessons, students will ask questions, analyze available data, and construct a scientific argument to answer the guiding question, “How has the monarch migration has changed over time and why?”. A milkweed growing guide, how-to videos, and community supports are also available to help you and your students in successfully growing milkweed in the classroom to aid in pollinator habitat conservation efforts.
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Milkweed in the Classroom logo in front of photo of milkweed plants

Milkweed in the Classroom - Lesson Set

Elementary
Classroom Instruction
Engineering
Lesson
Systems Thinking
Informed Decision Making
Food
Community Science
The Milkweed in the Classroom lessons are designed to help students investigate a real-world phenomenon that is connected with students’ interests and experiences. In this unit, the monarch migration will act as the anchoring phenomenon and students will investigate the guiding question, “How has the monarch migration has changed over time and why?”
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