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Esta receta sencilla no necesita a cocinar aunque los sabores son mejores si se deja reposar por una hora o dos.

Want to be friends with one of the oldest things on earth? Many rocks have existed for millions of years. Some formed in the ocean, deep underground, or on the surface of the earth as volcanoes cooled! Read this book to learn the ten rules for finding a special rock.

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.


This delicious salsa utilizes a variety of local ingredients when they are at their prime!


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.


Where do pickles come from? Many students are unaware that pickles start their lives as cucumbers! Help them make the connecting using this recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.