A garden is a living, breathing science project. As you watch the plants respond to sunlight and water, you can learn their parts and what they do. You can see the animals that pollinate them and the ones that eat them (or lay eggs on them). You can see the plants’ life cycles throughout the season and how they develop their offspring - your food. In the end, the vegetables you grow will be a delicious, healthy reminder of your own food web and your connection to the Earth itself.
This full color book includes realistically illustrated resources for planning, preparing soil, starting seeds, planting, tending, and harvesting a garden with kids. It integrates Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with reading, color diagrams, and activities. (54 pages).
Resources included in this Book:
Gardens are Cool Science - Introduction
Planning your Garden with a Garden Grid
Deep, Wide Beds
Sun and Soil
Room to Spread Out
Preparing the Soil
The Dirt on Dirt
Starting Seeds Indoors
Seeds or Seedlings?
An Illustrated Guide to Garden Seedlings and How to Space Them
Readying Seedlings for Life Outdoors
Plants are Growing Machines
Life Cycle of a Bean Plant
Planting Tips by Plant
Basil, Broccoli, Beets, Bush Beans, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Loose Leaf Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Spinach, Tomatoes, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini Squash
Which Part of the Plant Do you Eat?
Celebrating the Harvest
For Teachers: K-5 Next Generation Science Standards
Garden Science Diagram
FREE Gift! This book comes with a FREE downloadable Garden Activity Bundle ($5 value).
If you are not in the US, but would like this resource, you can purchase it as a downloadable bundle here.
Copyright © 2022 Sheri Amsel • All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to classroom use only.