In this 8th grade humanities lesson, students prepare a Soba Noodle Bowl with Broccoli as they refine knife skills and cooking techniques that they have learned over their three years in the Edible Schoolyard kitchen.
In this lesson, students discuss bees and the important role of pollinators. They then catch and observe bees in the garden.
Students will be able to:
At the Opening Circle
In the Field
At the Closing Circle:
California State Grade 7 Focus on Life Sciences: Genetics
2.0 A typical cell of any organism contains genetic instructions that specify its
traits. Those traits may be modified by environmental influences. As a basis for
understanding this concept.
2.a Students know the differences between the life cycles and reproduction
methods of sexual and asexual organisms.
Common Core Grade 7 English Language Arts: Speaking & Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in
groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and is-
sues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and
formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a
topic, text, or issue under study.