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Teach students about insect life cycles through a close look at butterflies.


Introduce students to cucumbers, how they grow, and what they taste like.


Introduce students to roots and the ways they function. Talk with students about the 5 “Ws” (who, what, when, where, and why) and teach them as a guide for creating a poem.


Introduce students to the insects and other creatures they will find in the garden and their characteristics.


Peek underground, dig into the wonders of roots and discover all the amazing things roots do for trees and plants.