Learn and Grow Sustainably

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This lesson plan is designed for the GreenSpace Sunflower Grow Kit.

The purpose of Learn and Grow Sustainably is to teach students of all ages to appreciate the interaction between humans, plants, and the environment. Our Sunflower Grow Kit is fully compostable and allows students to witness the growth of an edible food product within 10 days. This lesson plan series will help students to learn about plant growth, nutrition, and physiology as well as a little bit of materials science through experiments on our kit’s compostable plastic container. These topics are important for fostering a sense of environmental stewardship for a more sustainable future.

The activities in this two part lesson series are optimized for grades 3-5 and are aligned with the Net Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for that grade band. This lesson can also be adapted to suit K-2, Middle School, High School, and Adult Education by aligning the lessons to similar standards at different grade levels.

This lesson plan is designed for the GreenSpace Sunflower Grow Kit.

The purpose of Learn and Grow Sustainably is to teach students of all ages to appreciate the interaction between humans, plants, and the environment. Our Sunflower Grow Kit is fully compostable and allows students to witness the growth of an edible food product within 10 days. This lesson plan series will help students to learn about plant growth, nutrition, and physiology as well as a little bit of materials science through experiments on our kit’s compostable plastic container. These topics are important for fostering a sense of environmental stewardship for a more sustainable future.

The activities in this two part lesson series are optimized for grades 3-5 and are aligned with the Net Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for that grade band. This lesson can also be adapted to suit K-2, Middle School, High School, and Adult Education by aligning the lessons to similar standards at different grade levels.

If you are an outreach coordinator or a college instructor, we hope that you will find these lessons useful for your students as well. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this process. We have found the online searchable version of the Next Generation Science Standards to be invaluable for aligning our content modern science education methods.

We developed the lessons in this series to accompany the Sunflower Microgreen Grow Kit, which is available through our website, at farmers’ markets and local businesses in the area, and Amazon.com. Below is the web address to purchase kits. Please contact us directly if you are interested in placing an order greater than 50 kits.

If you have used our lesson plans and want to share your results with us or let us know about your creative adaptations to our work, please share it on our twitter page by using the following account name and hashtag:

@growgreenspace and #MyGrowKit

Thank you for giving our lesson plans a try. We hope you and your students enjoy them!

Online Guides

If you need some additional help with following the workbook, we have a few online guides to help you out. Or, you can email gina@growgreenspace.org to ask specific questions.

Lesson 1 The 5 Needs of Plants: A How-To Video Guide

Lesson 2 Biodegradable Materials: A Guide on Instructables with Pictures!

 

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