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Environmental Studies - 5th

Creating a Sustainable Garden Project

In this project, students will learn about the importance of sustainability and how to create a sustainable garden. The learning outcomes for this project include:

  • Understanding the concept of sustainability and its importance in our environment
  • Identifying the different components of a sustainable garden
  • Learning how to plan and design a sustainable garden
  • Developing skills in gardening and plant care

Methodology

The project will be divided into four phases:

  1. Introduction to sustainability and sustainable gardening
  2. Planning and designing a sustainable garden
  3. Creating the garden
  4. Maintaining the garden

Resources/Materials Required

  • Seeds and plants
  • Gardening tools (shovels, rakes, gloves, etc.)
  • Compost and soil
  • Recyclable materials (plastic bottles, cans, etc.)
  • Access to a garden or outdoor space

Instructions

Phase 1: Introduction to sustainability and sustainable gardening

  • Introduce the concept of sustainability and its importance in our environment
  • Discuss the different components of a sustainable garden (composting, water conservation, etc.)
  • Show examples of sustainable gardens and discuss their features

Phase 2: Planning and designing a sustainable garden

  • Divide students into groups and assign them a section of the garden to plan and design
  • Provide students with graph paper and pencils to sketch out their designs
  • Encourage students to incorporate sustainable features into their designs

Phase 3: Creating the garden

  • Provide students with the necessary materials to create their garden sections
  • Supervise students as they plant their seeds and plants
  • Encourage students to use recyclable materials in their garden designs

Phase 4: Maintaining the garden

  • Assign students to different tasks such as watering, weeding, and composting
  • Encourage students to monitor the growth of their plants and make adjustments as needed
  • Discuss the importance of ongoing maintenance in a sustainable garden

Assessment

Assessment will be based on the following:

  • Completion of each phase of the project
  • Quality of the garden design
  • Overall sustainability of the garden
  • Participation in garden maintenance tasks

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12 months ago
This project complies with the National Science Education Standards for grades K-4 and 5-8.

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