Grade Level 3

Standard 1: Physical Science

Matter exists in different states such as solids, liquids, and gases and can change from one state to another by heating and cooling.

Standard 2: Life Science

The duration and timing of life cycle events such as reproduction and longevity vary across organisms and species.­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Seed_Collecting.pdf­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Introducing_the_Seed.pdf­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Signs_of_Spring.pdf

Standard 3: Earth Systems Science

Earth’s materials can be broken down and/or combined into different materials such as rocks, minerals, rock cycle, formation of soil, and sand – some of which are usable resources for human activity.­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Worms_Are_Our_Friends.pdf­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Lets_Make_Compost.pdf­‐garden-­‐curriculum/The_Rotten_Truth.pdf­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Our_Soil.pdf


Other Resources for Garden Based Curriculum Standards:

Common Core Math and English Language Arts Standards We Can Frequently Reinforce in Gardening, Cooking and Tasting Activities.­‐content/uploads/2013/07/CommonCoreConnectionsInTheGarden.pdf

K-­‐5 Next Generation Science Standards in the Garden:

A list of NGSS that are well suited for Garden-­‐Based Learning­‐content/uploads/2013/07/NGSS_In_the_Garden.pdf

Activities that support science, math, English, social sciences, and history standards: Produced by the California Department of Education. Grades 2-­‐6 (Tables of standards/grade begins on page 27).