At-home lessons, no garden necessary.
The following online lessons are made to teach elementary-aged children about science and nutrition through the lens of plants and gardening. The Junior Master Gardeners lessons below are created in line with Colorado Academic Standards and provide a creative means of at-home learning. The lessons are made in partnership with The La Plata County CSU Extension Office.
Click on the lessons below for corresponding worksheets, videos, and garden fun!
Lesson #1: Plant Needs
Plants, just like humans, have special needs to grow big and strong. In this lesson we use an acronym to help us learn about plant needs. This lesson includes the two worksheets and video below: P.L.A.N.T.S GUIDE P.L.A.N.T.S WORKSHEET
Lesson #2 Red Light, Green Light Foods
Different foods can range from very healthy to unhealthy. Learn about eating well with red light, yellow light, and green light foods. This lesson includes the the worksheet and video below: Red, Yellow, and Green Light Worksheet
Lesson #3 Seed Dispersal
How do seeds move? In this lesson you’ll learn how seeds travel through their environment, as well as make your own seeds to experiment with different types of dispersal. This lesson includes the worksheets and videos below. Seed Dispersal Worksheet Seed Model Instructions pt. 1 Seed Model Instructions pt. 2
Lesson #4: Plant Parts
Have you ever wondered what plant parts do? This week Ms. Kristin and Ms. Sarah explore the different plant parts and their jobs by making a plant parts diagram. This lesson includes the worksheets and videos below. Plant Parts We Eat Worksheet
Lesson #5: Composting and Recycling
Waste put in the trash can eventually ends up at a landfill. There it will stay for a long, long, long time. Landfills take up LOTS of space on the earth. We can help the earth by recycling and composting as much as we can, so less waste ends up
Lesson #6: Compost Ingredients
The earth recycles all on its own! This process is called composting. Composting helps us reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. It is a process that returns nutrients back into the soil, making our fruits and veggies even more delicious and healthy. This week, Ms. Kristin
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