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Use these worksheets, references, and activities to teach children about soil, fruits, vegetables, and gardening. Enrich your curriculum with resources about flora, review garden tools, and enhance lessons with clip art images. Science activities about plant growth and development are a great way to introduce younger children to biology.
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.
Enrich your curriculum with this printable lesson for Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker and The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller. Children will practice counting and learn about plants through literature-based activities for mathematics and science.
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.
Students will read a nonfiction passage about Colonial gardens and answer related reading comprehension questions in this printable warm-up. Use this informational text to build students' knowledge of American history.
Students use this graphic organizer to list what animals and plants are found in a garden. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.
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.
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.
Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.
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