Lesson Plans & Science Activities
- Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Students are asked to identify which of two soil samples would be best for planting a garden. Assesses their understanding of weathering, soil formation, soil composition, and soil fertility. Scoring rubric and background notes included.
- The Secret Garden
Use this guide on The Secret Garden to stimulate discussions focused on themes, symbols, recurrent motifs, and Frances Hodgson Burnett's style.
- The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Teacher's Guide
Discover the magic of Chris Van Allsburg's first children's book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. This printable teacher's guide includes a summary of the book, teaching ideas for language arts, discussion questions, and lesson planning resources for reading the book aloud with your class.
- What Are Seeds and Fruits?
Enrich your study of plant reproduction with a printable about seeds and fruits. Students will complete statements about seeds and fruits, review the process of pollination, and label the reproductive parts of a plant.
- Activity: Seed Dispersal
Read the passage in this printable to learn about the history of the tomato plant. Then, have students refer to the passage to answer comprehension questions. Students will also identify the characteristics that help plant seeds disperse, and predict their method of dispersal.
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