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School Gardens Can Help Kids Learn Better And Eat Healthier. So Why Aren’t They Everywhere?

The case for garden-based learning in schools seems simple, even obvious, at first: What harm could there be in encouraging young children to connect with nature and learn more about the ecology around them, including where the food they eat comes from?But given the ever-growing demands on teachers’ time and the poor financial health many of the nation’s school districts are in, the ... Full story

How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps

How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps
You've been trying to eat more organic foods, both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. But organics can get a bit expensive, we know. Luckily, there's a way to grow your own delicious, fresh produce, while having fun and ... Full story

Discovering the Naturalist Intelligence: Science in the Schoolyard book

When it comes to understanding multiple intelligence theory and applying it to the classroom, the naturalist intelligence is an essential piece of the puzzle. This teacher resource will help define naturalist intelligence and explore its potential, identify naturalist traits in students with an observational checklist, meet national science standards while using MI techniques in every ... Full story

The Growing Classroom book

The growing classroom, garden-based science by Roberta Jaffe and Gary Appel  The Growing Classroom is a bestselling teacher's manual that was developed by the Life Lab Science Program and revised to meet current science standards and educator needs. This curriculum features hands-on strategies for managing garden-based science instruction including planning a garden laboratory, facilitating investigative ... Full story

UC Davis garden based learning

Garden-based learning is an educational strategy that utilizes school gardens to supplement instruction in a variety of disciplines.  School gardens provide an atmosphere that incorporates hands-on activities and strengthens academic, personal, and social skills.  In addition, school gardens allow children to develop life skills in areas such as nutrition, leadership, and decision making.  CNS research includes the ... Full story

Garden-based nutrition education affects fruit and vegetable consumption in sixth-grade adolescents.

Schoolyard gardens are emerging as a nutrition education tool in academic settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of garden-based nutrition education on adolescents' fruit and vegetable consumption using a nonequivalent control group design. Sixth-grade students (n=99) at three different elementary schools made up a control and two treatment groups. Students in the treatment groups participated in a 12-week nutrition ... Full story

Activities for Kinesthetic Learners

Air Writing, build Models, Catch Ball Drills, Field trip, Hands on Experiments, Have child set up a "shop" to practice math with money, where the child is the cashier. Dance, jump Rope, Rhythmic Clap and Tap for Spelling and memorization. Role Playing, Scavenger Hunts, Museum, Science Center visits, Nature Hikes,  Drama playing, gardening, Board games and flash cards to learn words and geography,  Walk while listing to music, Science experiments. Full story

Find out your Learning Style

Click the link below to read about and complete the Perceptual Modality Preference Survey (PMPS). The PMPS will help you discover how you best learn, and it will give you some ideas about improving the probabilities of learning success. Full story

Gardens are powerful educational tools

Gardens are powerful educational tools
Gardens are powerful educational tools, providing opportunities for children to experience the natural world as they develop strong academic skills and positive attitudes toward fresh fruits and vegetables, and learn important sociological skills that enhance the quality of ... Full story

Partner Science with Language Arts

Partner Science with Language Arts
All kids are fascinated by bugs and crawling things. Why not add some “bug” poetry to your entymology lessons. Poems can be a fun way to introduce insect anatomy and feeding habits, as well as the role of insects in the garden. Here are two poems to get you started:   THE DRAGONFLY I am the dragon, The demon ... Full story
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