Amazing Seeds

seedsWritten by  Vanessa Denov.    

In this activity, Grade 3 students examine various seeds, explore properties of soil, and plant seeds in containers. This activity was originally designed to take place at a local farm with planting done in a greenhouse. A farm site, community garden or CSA, the schoolyard, or the classroom would all be suitable locations. Click on the following link for the complete lesson.

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Adopt A Tree (One Tree Through the Seasons)

Tree in different seasons

Contributed by Les Asselstine.

Help your students become more aware and knowledgeable about the natural environment in their community.  This can be done by examining natural communities near fences, under logs, and in cracks of the pavement.  Continue reading