My students need 3 raised garden beds and 6 bags of soil.
This project expired on June 10, 2014.
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I co-teach integrated science classes to the 7th graders. I recently became inspired by organizations such as FEED USA and Disney's Planet Challenge and want to start a school garden with my students.
Students are usually more successful academically when they are part of the learning process.
Student-centered gardening is a tool that I find effective for the science curriculum. Students in my classes are so excited to be able to grow plants! I am requesting 3 raised garden beds and bags of soil so we can take our planting outside this spring. Within the middle school curriculum students learn about plant responses to various stimuli, but I have limited resources to have my students grow plants on a large enough scale to accommodate a truly valid experiment.
These garden beds and soil would allow me to incorporate plants into many lessons throughout the year. We can use these plants as tools for experiments on various topics, such as photosynthesis, plant hormones, and plant anatomy. The students would also be able to see how easy it is to grow fruits and vegetables and possibly inspire them to grow them at home. The garden can, and will, allow the kids to see the living world before their very eyes.
With your help, I hope to provide a growing environment for my integrated seventh grade classes.
This will be a place to observe, discover, record and manipulate their plant studies. Please support my proposal and get us out in the fresh air as soon as possible!
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