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Living Necklace

30 min lesson

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.
Grow an Apple Fungus

600 min lesson

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
This lesson is an interactive way to bring germination and the stages of plant development to life.
Garden in a Glove Lesson

60 min lesson

This simple lesson gives students an opportunity to investigate and observe how a seed sprouts.
Ice is the solid form of water. It floats in the water. What will happen when the ice melts? Will the melted ice take up more room in the glass?
Students learn about the small fraction of the planet available for growing food and ways this precious area can be protected. This two-part lesson is an excellent way to introduce students to the importance of preserving soil and soil’s role in feeding 7+ billion people.
Oregon had good soil, air, and water, and everyone wants to keep it that way!
Conversation about Conservation Terms...In our efforts to protect the environment we sometimes confuse the terms "preserve" and "conserve".
Sing with your students about apples. These songs are engaging and easy to learn. They are a great match to the book Apples to Oregon!
While pumpkins are called vegetables, they are actually fruits. Technically, a fruit is the edible fleshy part of the plant that surrounds the seeds. In this activity students investigate the insides of these fruits, what the cavities look like, how seeds are attached at the ribs, and the number of seeds in pumpkins of different sizes.