6th Grade Garden Lessons

This library contains the 2015-2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley's sixth grade garden curriculum. Sixth grade students at King Middle School begin the year with an introductory lesson in the classroom, and then participate in 14 lessons in the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley's garden classroom throughout the year. 

Fall Rotation

  • G6-0: Respect in the Garden
  • G6-1: Garden Orientation: The Card Hike
  • G6-2: The Mystery of Decomposition
  • G6-GW: Garden Work
  • G6-4: Greenhouse Lab
  • G6-GW: Garden Work
  • G6-6: Water Cycle
  • G6-7: History Walk: Ancient Technologies
  • G6-8: Apple Cider

Spring Rotation

  • G6-9: Welcome Back
  • G6-GW: Garden Work
  • G6-11: Carbon Cycle
  • G6-12: Flower Discovery
  • G6-13: Bees! 
  • G6-14: Kale Pesto and Lemonade

Resources

This scope and sequence outlines the order and high level information for our 2015-2016 sixth grade garden programming at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.

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In this sixth grade introductory lesson, garden teachers bring a visual aid and props to the classroom to illustrate how the school’s 4BEs can be applied in the garden (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be an Ally). This presentation is a valuable start...

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In this sixth grade introductory lesson, students first encounter the garden as a classroom. They meet the garden staff, tour the garden, learn the basic systems and routines of the garden classroom, and are introduced to the Edible Schoolyard culture and...

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In this 6th grade Science class, students begin to understand the process of decomposition and learn about the organisms responsible for it.

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In this sixth grade Edible Schoolyard class, students break into groups and work in the garden on different tasks. They collaborate to keep the garden tended, producing food and looking good. The time students spend working in the garden functions as hands-on learning to...

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In this sixth grade science class, students begin to understand the greenhouse effect and how it is connected to global warming.

 

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In this sixth grade science lesson, students consider how two planetary systems – the water cycle and the greenhouse effect – interact in the context of California’s current and severe drought. In response, they explore how the garden conserves...

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In this sixth-grade humanities lesson, students learn about ancient technologies from around the world by rotating through three stations in the garden: Grain Grinding; Roller Sledge; and Irrigation.

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In this sixth grade seasonal lesson, students use teamwork to collectively press cider and learn about apples. 

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In this sixth grade Edible Schoolyard class, students are welcomed back after the winter break to start the new semester. They discuss seasonality in depth and review how the 4BEs can be applied in the garden (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be an Ally).

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