Garden Educational Material

Mahalo  for your interest in garden-based learning. 

In selecting our platform, we have made some exciting changes.   We are going to use our own website where we can maintain security and utilize a well-established learning management system.  While we are still putting up all the lessons, many are available for use already. 

Features of the Learning System: 

  • The system will track your completion of courses.  This will really help us identify what is being used. By nature, lessons are meant to be taken sequentially, but that is not absolutely required.  
  • Weʻve moved our videos to Vimeo, instead of YouTube for better security.   
  • One change weʻve made is to make the courses accessible to students; to access they will need to register.  We hope to do some special student projects in the future.   They can see the progress and access all the material from home.  Of course, this is optional. 
  • Teachers can still download everything for use in your own classroom or learning management system on a lesson by lesson basis. 

All users will need to register and sign in to use the platform.   

This platform is all new!  Material is about the same but we continue to add new modules.  

 

We will be releasing the first lesson of the Plant Science Course by November 1.   It is on Plant Parts.  The other lessons in this course are: 

  • Plant Life Cycle
  • Photosynthesis
  • and Pollinators

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SOIL for Grades K-2

Soil is important because it feeds us! Donʻt treat your Soil like Dirt! Soil is made up of minerals, water, air and organic matter. Letʻs learn about how we can support our soil.

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PLANT SCIENCE for Grades K-2

Soil is important because it feeds us! Donʻt treat your Soil like Dirt! Soil is made up of minerals, water, air and organic matter. Letʻs learn about how we can support our soil.

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PLANT SCIENCE for Grades 6-8

We learn so much science by understanding the plants, their life cyles, photosynthesis and pollinators.

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PLANT SCIENCE for Grades 3-5

Letʻs learn about plants! What are the parts of the plants? What varieties of plants are there? What is a plantʻs lifecycle and how are pollinators so important.

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SOIL for grades 3-5

Soil is the heart of what we eat. Learn about soil, compost, the food web and erosion.

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SOIL for Grades 6-8

Soil is the foundation for everything that grows and everything we eat. This course for grades 6-8 goes into the ecosystem of soil and how we improve it and our planet.

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Extra Material

The material below is great education content that weʻve captured through the years.   On the videos, there are many good ones —>  select the icon on the top right to see the list.   These are on YouTube. 

Lesson from the Garden: Phototropism

What is Phototropism? Tropism is a growth response between a plant and an external stimulus. The stimulus could be weather, touch, time, gravity or light. A positive response is indicated by growth toward a stimulus and a negative response is indicated by growth away...

Math Matters in the Garden

Math Matters in the Garden

Measuring Perimeter, Area & Volume / Inspiring Entrepreneurial Minds  This week, third and fourth graders at Kihei Elementary School and Wailuku Elementary School practiced measuring perimeter, area and volume in the garden to determine quantities of soil and...

Soil Building with Cover Crops

Soil Building with Cover Crops

The hottest summer months in Kihei are tough on most garden plants, but it’s a great time to introduce cover crops for improving soil health and preparing for the next planting season. These crops also serve as great tools to teach students about nitrogen and its role...