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Oh Say Can You Seed?

Bonnie Worth

I’m the Cat in the Hat, and I think that you need to come take a look at this thing called a seed. This non-fiction book introduces beginning readers to seeds and plant life cycles. The companion book to the Living Necklace lesson plan and the Living Necklace Kit. Please check the kit out separately.

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The Garden Classroom

Cathy James

Packed with garden-based activities that promote science, math, reading, writing, imaginative play, and arts and crafts, The Garden Classroom offers a whole year of outdoor play and learning ideas—however big or small your garden.

Oregon Quality Grass Seed

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Oregon Quality Grass Seed

Oregon Seed Industry

This video illustrates why Oregon is the Grass Seed Capital of the World. Oregon’s climate and soils are ideal for growing the best, improved cool-season grasses for the world market. Follow along as growers till the soil, then plant, harvest, and clean turf and pasture grass seed for use in home lawns, parks and hillsides. You will see inspections and tests that guarantee the quality. Length: 13.5 minutes.

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This Instructional Unit comes with four different activity guides: Budding Gardner’s, Branching Out, Digging Deeper, and the Helper’s Guide.

These books offer activities for in-door gardening, out-door gardening, flower arranging, composting and basic plant science.

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Your class can learn about food, plant exchange, movements of plants from a place of origin to new lands. Based in your garden, this year-long activity will teach about food history, cultural exchange, nutrition–all while providing opportunities for enjoyable, balanced meals.

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This book introduces young readers to pollination and fertilization.

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Emerging readers will enjoy the simple text that describes how a seed grows into a pumpkin. Large print, colorful pictures and bolded vocabulary words make this book easy for students to read and understand.

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Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment. “How many seeds are in a pumpkin?” Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she’s talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the…This is a great read which pairs with our Pumpkin Math Lessons.

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How a Plant Grows

Bobbie Kalman

How A Plant Grows introduces children to the amazing lives of plants– from their beginnings, through their growth, to reproduction and death.

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The exercises in this manual were developed and tested by seventh graders. These young students were quick to demonstrate a hands-on approach to testing which of the experiments in this book were successful and which were not. Their excitement in doing these activities were important and proved that “Science is Fun.” A great resource for year-around use in the classroom.

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