Bring on the Food: STEM, Agriculture, and You

 

Designed and facilitated by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Danielle Coleman and Robyn Yewell

Where does food come from? How can we use sustainable methods to grow it? Our hungry planet must consider options for the future. Using the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, Evaluate) participants investigated seeds and plants, then designed a classroom garden. Teachers engaged in real-world activities they could immediately bring to their classrooms including glove gardens, seed exploration, investigating where food comes from, and 2-liter bottle hydroponic gardens. Bring it on!

Bring on the Food Lessons and Resources

2-Litre Bottle Hydroponic System

2-Litre Bottle Hydroponic System

How to reuse a 2-liter bottle and turn it into a hydroponic system for growing plants at school or at home ...
3D Flower Model

3D Flower Model

Using #STEMontheCheap supplies, students learn about the parts of a flower by creating their own 3D model and labeling it ...
Arizona Agricultural Literacy Program

Arizona Agricultural Literacy Program

Monica Pastor shared a bunch of great resources including "What Do PLants Need to Grow?" bead bracelet lesson, the Arizona Agademics trivia cards, and professional development opportunities. Go to this site for a searchable lesson ...
Bring on the Food PowerPoint Presentation

Bring on the Food PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation from the Bring on the Food workshop ...
Buck Institute

Buck Institute

The go-to place for resources for project-based learning (PBL). This is where Robyn found the creativity and innovation rubric. Sign up for a FREE account to access the resources ...
Creativity and Innovation Rubric

Creativity and Innovation Rubric

From The Buck Institute, you can use this rubric for grading the 3D flower model project ...
Crosscutting Concepts K-8 One-Pagers

Crosscutting Concepts K-8 One-Pagers

The seven crosscutting concepts from the Framework for K-12 Science Education with just the K-8 progressions ...
Earthlight

Earthlight

A twenty-minute documentary about the University of Arizona's Lunar-Mars Greenhouse Lab - can we grow food on the Moon (or Mars). Sean Gellenbeck from this project shared details of this project with participants. https://youtu.be/EDGkTuBlmWU ...
Garden in a Glove

Garden in a Glove

Use a glove, cotton balls, and seeds to create a mini garden ...
Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind

16 Habits of Mind that we want to develop in our students ...
Habits of Mind Rays

Habits of Mind Rays

16 Habits of Mind we want to develop in our students represented as rays. A great activity is to have students draw their own symbols for each of the habits ...
How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?

How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?

Another great picture book which tracks food from farm to table (or lunchbox in this case) ...
How Does a Seed Become a Plant?

How Does a Seed Become a Plant?

A lesson with student handouts about the process of a seed germinating and growing into a plant ...
Hydroponic Nutrients

Hydroponic Nutrients

You can order these nutrients to add to the water in you mini hydroponic systems to grow lettuce and herbs ...
Make a Thermometer

Make a Thermometer

How to make your own thermometer using rubbing alcohol, a reused water bottle, and a few other supplies ...
Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

This book follows a seed as it grows into a flower ...
Tiny Seed, text only

Tiny Seed, text only

Use this with annotation cards to engage students with the text from this picture book ...
What's In the Garden?

What’s In the Garden?

This picture book is great for exploring what we find in a garden ...

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