8th Grade Garden Lessons

This library contains the 2015-2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley eighth grade garden curriculum. Eighth grade students at King Middle School participate in four garden lessons during the fall semester, and one week-long garden intensive during the spring semester. 

Fall Rotation

  • G8-1: Garden Work: Respect in the Garden Review
  • G8-2: Soil pH Lab
  • G8-3: CHNOPS
  • G8-4: The Great Cultural Exchange

Spring Rotation

  • G8-SI: Spring Intensive

Resources

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

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In this eighth grade Garden class, students review how the 4BEs can be applied in the garden (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be an Ally) and break into groups to work in the garden on different tasks. The time students spend working in the garden functions as...

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In this eighth grade science lesson, students test the pH levels of soil from three different sites in the garden to determine the level of acidity in the garden soil.

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In this eighth grade science lesson, students review the six essential elements of life and discuss how they function in the garden.

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In this 8th grade humanities lesson, students rotate through three station activities designed to facilitate a discussion about the intersection between food, labor, and technology. Evolution of Corn, Call and Response and The Industrial Revolution.

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In this eighth grade garden intensive, students come to garden class every day for a week and focus on a specific track that they choose for themselves from a set of four: Three Sisters, Millet for the People, Plant-a-Palooza, or Sign Waves.

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