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Students learn what crops grow in Northwestern Pennsylvania and what time of year crops are grown in. They will understand what season extension is and the benefits of providing healthy food during more of the year.

Place of Learning: Garden, Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7, Grade 8

Objectives:

1. To introduce the idea that much of our food travels long distances from farm to plate

2. To compare and contrast a global and local food system and explore the pros and cons of each system

3. To explore where our food comes...

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objective:

After this lesson, students should be able to use a microscope to make observations and identify the main cell structures of a plant cell

 

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objectives:

Students will understand the role that bacteria can play in food preservation and learn the procedure for making “quick” refrigerator pickles. They will also learn that there are “good” and “bad” bacteria...

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objective:

Build a worm bin and learn about what worms can eat.

 

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objective:

Understand the basic concept of genetic engineering and the potential benefits and harms they could cause. Be able to articulate these points in a debate.

 

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objective:

Students use some of the many inputs that agriculture uses in order to produce our food (compost, peat, and perlite); they think critically about which inputs are more environmentally sustainable and compare this with how those input are...

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objective:

Students should be able to define relationships between organisms (especially mutualism), understand the problems with pesticides, and define bioaccumulation and biomagnification.

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Objective:

Students should leave with an understanding of how much water goes into agriculture and the production of everyday goods and how this extensive use of water is connected to our global water footprint and the health of our environment overall...

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKerstin Martin
Grades: Grade 7

Our Mission

To promote Edible Education through implementing a whole-child educational model which teaches life skills, academics, citizenship, environmental stewardship, and health in a one-acre garden and kitchen classroom.

Our...

Place of Learning: None
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals