This recipe was adapted from one made by the 4-H Multiologist Club, Lincoln County, Oregon 2010. “We have been studying Oregon’s commodities. This recipe was adapted to create an energizing and healthy granola mix that incorporates many tasty products that are grown in our state. We doubled the batch and made one wheat free and one regular. We also used apricot nectar in one batch and peach nectar in the other. This is great as a snack or in a bowl with milk. YUM!” - Shelley Spangler, 4-H Multiologist Club, Newport
Categories: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Age: K - K
This lesson investigates the miraculous process of air and water combining with seeds, soil and sunlight to create nearly all the food we eat. By having students observe different types of seeds, this lesson takes plant germination one step further by having students record the differing growth rates and other observations in germination journals (template provided).
Categories: Literacy Projects, Plants | Age: K - 4th
While most plants grow from seeds, many can also be grown from bulbs, tubers or stem cuttings. This is called
vegetative propagation. It is used in agriculture for growing many types of plants in the nursery and greenhouse industry, as well as for raising crops like potatoes and garlic.
Apples and onions are agricultural products. It is easy to tell the difference between them, just with our sense of taste. Yet, our visual and smell of the food affects what it tastes like. This lesson teaches students the importance of our senses interacting with each other when eating and finding distinguishable taste differences.
In this lesson students set up a side-by-side germination experiment of monocot and dicot seeds. They will observe differences and similarities of these two types of flowering plants at the germination level, specifically the number of cotyledons. Students can record their findings daily. This is a great way to begin a flowering plant unit
Here is a new twist on planting seeds. Students make a “living necklace” they can wear home or display in various places around the classroom. It is ideal for kicking off a plant unit or introducing the stages of plant growth and development.
Categories: Literacy Projects, Plants | Age: K - 5th
Students grow mold on apple slices to simulate fungus diseases that attack apple trees. Students apply various “treatments” to apple slices, hypothesize which places and treatments are ideal for growing molds, and observe and name the molds like a plant pathologist