Garden Resources

Grade Sorted Garden Lesson Plans


(Standard and Season Aligned)

First Quarter

Kindergarten: Matter --SKP1b 
Six of one, half dozen of another

First: Water/Weather and Seasons --S1E1c 
Seasons on a Farm 

Second: Matter --S2P1a 
Mini Terrariums 

Third: Rocks, Minerals, Soils, and Fossils --S3E1 .
Sensual Soils

Fourth: Stars and Our Solar System – S4E2c 
Tracking the seasons 

Fifth: Cells and Microorganisms-- S5L4a 
Friend or Foe 

Second Quarter

Kindergarten: Day & Night Sky -- SKE1c 
Dark Plant, Light Plant 

First: Magnets/Lights and Shadows --S1P1a.
Photosynthesis 

Second: Seasonal Changes--S2E3a 
Tracking Weather 

Third: Habitats of Georgia -- S3L1b.
Read About Seeds

Fourth: Explain the Water Cycle – S4E3d
Lettuce Learn About the Water Cycle 

Fifth: Classification --S5L1b 
Which Plant is Which? 
Genes & Inherited Traits -- S5L2b
Heirloom Planting 

Third Quarter

Kindergarten: Living and Nonliving Things -- GPSSKL1 
Between and Rock and a Hard Place

First: Sound/Animals --S1L1b. 
All about earthworms

Second: Energy --S2P2a 
A Shoebox of Sunshine

Third: Heat Energy - S3P1c 
Solar Ovens 

Fourth: Simple Machines – S4P3a 
Force and Motion

Fifth: Matter and Changes -- S5P2a&c 
Physical and Chemical Change 

Fourth Quarter

Kindergarten: Plants and animals -- GPSSKL2(b)
Garden Sensory Exploration

First: Plants --S1L1a. 
Plants Plant Part Salad 

Second: Life Cycles --S2L1c 
Plant Life Cycle 

Third: Pollution and Conservation -- S3L2a. 
Food Roots and Routes 

Fourth: Ecology -- S4L1b 
School Garden Ecosystem Game

Fifth: Earth's Surface Features S5E1c 
Soil, Don't Go!
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Lesson Plans
UGA Cooperative Extension Garden Resource Page
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Captain Planet
Georgia Organics
Fed Up Movie and Curriculum (available for loan from KACCB)
Growing Minds (Lesson Plans and List of Books for the Garden)
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