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Friend or Foe?



Friend or Foe?


Author: Sarah Pounders
 Overview Students learn that some microorganisms are beneficial to humans, while others are harmful. Materials: 
Internet
chart paper or chalk board
pots
legume seeds (beans or peas) 
potting soil
rhizobia bacteria*
rulers, pencils, and journals *Available from garden centers or catalogs Background Microorganisms are everywhere. They are so ... Full story

Garden Based Education – Health/Nutrition

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The White House Learning Garden

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Ways to Adapt lessons for Kinesthetic Learners:

Vary instruction not only from day-to-day but also within a single class period. Provide students with as many opportunities as your curriculum warrants to complete hands-on work. Allow students to role-play to gain further understanding of key concepts. Provide students with the opportunity to work in small discussion groups as they study materials. If possible, plan a field trip that can help reinforce key concepts. ... Full story

Walk in the park

Walk in the park
Good study on the positive influence of doses of nature on ADHD symptoms:   http://jad.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/5/402   Full story

The Tactile/ Kinesthetic Learning Style

The Tactile/ Kinesthetic Learning Style
You learn best when physically engaged in a "hands on" activity. In the classroom, you benefit from a lab setting where you can man ipulate materials to learn new information. You learn best when you can be physically active in the learning environment. You benefit from instructors who encourage in-class demonstrations, "hands on" student learning experiences, ... Full story

How to study

How to study
Study in short blocks of time rather than extended periods. Take frequent breaks when studying. Change locations each time you take a break to help stretch your legs and give you a chance to move about when studying. Have as many experimental learning opportunities as possible, such as lab and studio courses, ... Full story

What is Kinesthetic Learning

Kinesthetic learning is a teaching and learning style in which learning takes place by the student actually carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or merely watching a demonstration. Some people are visual learners, some kinesthetic learners, and some are auditory learners. Students associated with this predominant learning style are thought to be natural discovery learners; ... Full story

Ready, Set, Grow: School garden initiatives boost students’ health

Ready, Set, Grow: School garden initiatives boost students' health
by Julia Hawesand Maya Linson Local leaders have quietly been examining the use of school gardens to help nuture the minds ... Full story

Books we recommend

Books we recommend
Discovering the Naturalist Intelligence: Science in the School Yard by Jenna Glock, et al. This book is based on Gardner's work with mutliple intelligences. It proposes that one of the intelligences is for nature and the natural sciences. The book presents solid, interesting lessons for cultivating the Naturalist Intelligence. Math in the Garden: Hands-on Activities That Bring Math to Life ... Full story
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