Grade Level 6

Standard 1: Physical Science

Atoms may stick together in well-­‐defined molecules or be packed together in large arrangements. Different arrangements of atoms into groups compose all substances.

Standard 2: Life Science

Organisms interact with each other and their environment in various ways that create a flow of energy and cycling of matter in an ecosystem.

http://dug.org/storage/school-­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Worms_Are_Our_Friends.pdf   http://dug.org/storage/school-­‐garden-­‐curriculum/The_Rotten_Truth.pdf   http://dug.org/storage/school-­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Lets_Make_Compost.pdf

Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species.

Standard 3:Earth Systems Science

Earths’ natural resources provide the foundation for human society’s physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled.

http://dug.org/storage/school-­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Worms_Are_Our_Friends.pdf   http://dug.org/storage/school-­‐garden-­‐curriculum/The_Rotten_Truth.pdf   http://dug.org/storage/school-­‐garden-­‐curriculum/Lets_Make_Compost.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.

http://www.lifelab.org/wp-­‐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  http://www.lifelab.org/wp-­‐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).   http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/he/documents/childsgarden.pdf