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In this lesson, students learn the three type of bees in a hive, and the responsiblilities of each. They also learn the life cycle of the bee and how they contribute to both plants and humans.

Place of Learning: Garden, Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKaren DeAngelis
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3

In this lesson, students will create a salad made with greens that they planted in the fall. First, they will recall the planting methods they used and, after harvesting, students will identify each variety of green based on taste and other characteristics. Students will...

Place of Learning: Garden, Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKatie Culpepper
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

We enjoyed fall harvest event and "Yakiimo" baking sweetpotatos in our garden, dig sweetpotatos and picked oranges and make Jack-o-lantan with pampkin.

We baked sweetpotatos in our outdoor oven for 2 hours. First Baked sweetpotatos in this season were very...

Place of Learning: Cooking Classrooms, Farm-Based
Type: Lessons
Grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Adults/Professionals

This document provides basic guidelines created by The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the Department of Health (DOH) to assist District schools with establishing and maintaining chicken programs. This document was created in response to the growing...

Place of Learning: Support Organization
Type: Program Management
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades:

In this Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh fall/spring lesson plan, students are invited to practice their knowledge of compost "ingredients" by participating in a compost relay race. Teams of students work together to add "greens" (food scraps), "browns...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byMaria Bowman
Grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

In this lesson, we will learn how to determine the four cardinal directions using two methods. The first uses a standard clock (with hands) and the second uses sticks and shadows. We will talk about the sun, shadows, and seasons throughout the course of the year. This...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byColleen Carter
Grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4

This resources provides design guidelines for outdoor classrooms (the structure where students gather to learn) and the school garden (the larger area encompassing the outdoor classroom) to the architect of a newly built school or one slated for modernization. Outdoor...

Place of Learning: Support Organization
Type: Program Management
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades:

This is the School Garden Safety Checklist that is provided to District school garden programs. 

Place of Learning: Support Organization
Type: Program Management
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades:

The District School Garden Assessment has been developed by OSSE to assist District School Garden Coordinators  to evaluate their programs, to help focus and guide conversations with school wellness committees, and to reassess thriving garden programs or plan new...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades: Adults/Professionals

This program provides schools with strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs. Teachers are provided with hands-on training, curriculum aligned to national standards, lesson kits filled with supplies, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped...

Place of Learning: Cooking Classrooms, Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byTasha Messer
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Adults/Professionals