Science & Nature
Growing Minds - Elementary Level Garden Camp
In this on-going virtual garden camp, students will meet every Saturday to learn the basics of plant life cycles and discover what it takes to grow their own food.
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Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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This on-going Virtual Garden Camp will teach students about different types of food producing plants, how plants grow and different things that plants need to grow. Each week, we will learn about a different food plant and how to grow it from seed (or tuber). Students will create a Garden Journal and make daily observations. I'll provide handouts to help them take care of their seedlings and maintain their growing gardens over time. The lesson outline is provided below, including a list of...
Students will learn the role of gardeners and farmers as scientists and understand the variables that affect plant growth.
I have a bachelors degree in Agriculture with a concentration in Plant Science and Agroecology; and my masters in Environmental Management. I've taught virtual agriculture summer camps online for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and online elementary and middle school level STEM programs for the University of Hawaii. Both have provided me skills to keep virtual classes fun and engaging!
Each learner will be provided handouts to help them care for their seedlings and growing garden over time. This will include watering, observing the position of the sun, and recording plant growth indicators such as height and number of leaves.
- Seeds/tuber (the list of plants we'll grow each class is provided at least 4-weeks in advance to allow time to get the seeds or tuber). - Small pot(s) - Seed tray (optional) - Potting Soil - Spray Bottle with water - Popsicle Stick (Alternative options: a skewer/stick and a long piece of painters tape or just a piece of painters tape) - Permanent Marker or Pen - Newspaper (to lay out under student working space) Have clean up supplies ready before class. We will spend the last 10 minutes of class cleaning up: - Small hand broom and dust pan (or paper towel) to clean up any spilled potting soil - Trash can Please feel free to reach out to me if you need assistance locating a place to get the seeds or tuber. I recommend checking your local garden shop first, however, there are places online to purchases seeds. Some plants/tubers can be grown from existing cuttings or food scraps (for example: potatoes and green onions).
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents are encouraged to help their learner when they are watering their seeds/plants to prevent over or under watering. I also encourage you to help them pick a good place inside for their pots that is close enough to a light source and is somewhere out of reach of pets or younger siblings.
Middle School Science Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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It's my passion to engage young learners with the natural environment. I enjoy teaching science through fun, hands-on lessons. All of my classes are uniquely crafted to help young learners enhance their personal relationships to the environment...