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Pumpkins

Mary Lyn Ray

This is a story about a field and a man who loved it enough to do something to save it from development. Based on the author’s personal efforts to protect the land, this story broadcasts a deliberate and timely environmental message that, like the intentionally nameless protagonist, anyone can make a difference. This book needs to be returned. 

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One More Sheep

Mij Jelly, Russel Ayto

On a wild windy night in a thunderstorm, Sam fetched home his sheep and tucked them up warm, with woolly socks on their toes and woolly hats on their heads, all safe and snug in a big cosy bed…So, who could it be going rat-atat-tat on Sam’s front door? This book allows students to practice counting and to humorously predict what will happen to the sheep if they let their visitor in…

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The Growing Classroom

Roberta Jaffe, Gary Appel

The Growing Classroom is a bestselling teacher’s manual that was developed by the Life Lab Science Program and revised to meet current science standards and educator needs. This curriculum features hands-on strategies for managing garden-based science instruction including planning a garden laboratory, facilitating investigative lessons on ecology and nutrition, and involving the community in learning activities. Encouraging elementary school students to experience the connection between nature and health enables them to explore essential questions in a way that fosters their own growth.

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The Grow Local program’s School Garden Activity Guide offers 23 hands-on activities for gardening, food systems, and cooking designed primarily for upper elementary and middle school, with extensions for older grades available. The activities can be used with multiple academic subjects and may take place inside the classroom and outside in the school garden.

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Did you ever visit a dairy farm that had just one cow? Or a chicken coop with only one chicken? Not liikely! That’s because several, or multiple, animals live on a farm. How can we keep track of them all? Multiplication! Get ready for ten times the fun! This book reinforces both multiplication and reading skills, stimulates critical thinking, and provides students with an understanding of math in the real world through the lens of agriculture.

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Middle school students learn science through studying diet and activity choices. They learn about how the human body works, and how food and activity play a role in its well-being. Students engage in hands-on investigations of food preference, our food environment, energy intake and expenditure, lifestyle-related diseases, and more. Finally, they explore and analyze their personal food choices through scientific reasoning and apply what they have learned to personal decisions related to their diet, physical activity, and overall health.

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Farm to Table and Beyond

Pamela A. Koch

This book covers our growing global food system. Students engage in hands-on investigations of the cycling of matter in nature and the human impact on this cycle, explore and analyze their personal nutrition choices through scientific reasoning, and apply their learning through discussions and debates.

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Growing Food

Pamela A. Koch

In this inquiry-based curriculum, elementary and middle school students learn science through the study of our fascinating food production system. Children will explore the cycles in nature, flow of energy, and food systems, while engaging in hands-on investigations of photosynthesis, food webs, agriculture, and more.

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Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Early Childhood Ed

Erika Perloff, Amy Carlson, Jill Begin

This book offers hands-on activities from the educators at Life Lab that teachers can incorporate into their curriculum and instruction to help students learn and lead healthy lives. Preschool-age children will engage all of their senses as they investigate and explore the joys of gardening. Your young students will develop a lifelong connection to the outdoors as they dig into the soil; observe birds, insects, and other critters in the garden; and enjoy the tastes of fresh fruits and vegetables they have helped to plant, harvest, and prepare.

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Life in the Forest is a 24-page, full-color publication designed to assist students in understanding how forests provide habitat for different wildlife species.   It highlights current wildlife research and presents data for students to analyze. It is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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