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Hands-on Science - Gardening

Most school have gardens (or al least some outdoor space that with a little work can be turn into gardens). Small, big, tidy, messy, whatever kind garden your school has it is a great science education tool.

Teachers have been using school gardens for years as tools to teach about…


Added by Catarina Loureiro on November 17, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments

Trees & Climate Change lesson

Recently I attended a class about biodiversity and sustainability and where I had to create an outdoor atvivity for 5th grade students about "climate change & biodiversity".

I created a very simple activity that had great results.

I took the class to a garden area in school where they could find both deciduous and evergreens trees. Divided them into groups and gave each member a magnifying glass, a jar and a plastic bag.

Each group had to choose two trees of…


Added by Catarina Loureiro on July 5, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

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