1st Grade Nutrient Cycles Progression

Mia Villanueva
Longfellow MS
Berkeley, CA


This lesson progression is part of the curriculum created by the Berkeley Unified School District's Gardening and Cooking Program. This experiential eduation program's goals are to boost academic achievement, improve health, and support the development of essential life skills for students. More information about the BUSD Gardening and Cooking Program, including links to curriclum, can be found on their website.

No. Lesson Location Grade Key Concepts
1 What's in Soil? Garden Classroom, Indoor Classroom PreK – 2 Soil, Decomposition
2 Compost Critters Garden Classroom PreK – 2 Compost, Decomposition, Fungus-Bacteria-Invertebrates
3 Worm Anatomy Garden Classroom PreK – 2 Worms, Decomposition, Compost