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3-5 grade Lesson Plans

Classroom Activity Accompanying Books Description Suggested Month
Eating in Season Food For Thought Do locally grown foods really taste better than those grown far away?  Is there a distinct difference between varieties of the same fruit or vegetable? August
In a Pickle The Pickle Patch Bathtub Students conduct an experiment to determine what fraction of vinegar is needed to safely preserve pickles. Students will use math skills to determine volumes needed based on a ratio. September
Egg Investigation An Egg is Quiet Students investigate different colored eggs and compare differences between farmers market and grocery store eggs. October
Got Butter? Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More Students predict how much butter will be made from different types of milk and test their hypothesis. November
An Apple a Day One Green Apple Students learn about different varieties of apples, make apple juice, and devise their own methods of extracting juice. February
Bacteria for Breakfast Germ Hunter Students learn the process of turning milk into yogurt by using different bacteria starts and comparing results. March
Inch by Inch, Row by Row Local Farms and Sustainable Foods Students will determine the space needed to grow the vegetables for a soup recipe. They will then make the soup using seasonal ingredients from a local farm as an optional extension activity. April

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