Lesson Plans K-5

Bio Mag Tag (5-7)

Learn how toxic chemicals concentrate at the top of the food chain through biological magnification.
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Compost in a Bag (3-5)

Conduct a simple experiment to learn what kinds of things decompose.
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Compost Tag (K-5)

Play a game to learn what materials can and cannot be composted.
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Cooking with the Sun (3-6)

Learn how the sun’s heat can be harnessed to cook food, and then construct a solar cooker.
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Earth Pocket (K-4)

Trace everyday objects back to the natural resources from which they were made.
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Eat a Rainbow (K-1)

Learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.
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Healthy Food is Good Food (4-12)

Identify healthy foods by comparing whole foods with junk foods.
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I Want it! I Need it! (3-6)

Compare the difference between the things we need and the things we want.
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It’s a Wrap (3-6)

Analyze packaging of everyday items, and learn how to reduce waste.
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Let’s Build a Worm Bin (K-5)

Set up a worm bin, and learn how worms help the process of decomposition and making compost.
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Paper Makers (K-5)

Broaden awareness about conserving resources while learning to make recycled paper.
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Reusing Winter Waste (K-4)

Learn the benefits of reuse by making a winter decoration with reused items.
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Smarty Plants (2-7)

Learn about plants and pollinators, and design imaginary plants.
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Sort and Color (K-1)

Learn how to sort recycling, compost, and trash using San Francisco’s three-cart system.
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Waste-Less Lunch (K-12)

Learn how to conserve natural resources by packing a “waste-less” lunch.
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Water Cycle Adventure (4-5)

Take an imaginary journey through the water cycle to learn about water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous forms.
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Water from the Well (4-5)

Learn how modern conveniences have greatly increased our water use from 150 years ago.
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“Wet” your Appetite (3-5)

Learn how much water is needed to produce food, and create a menu that helps conserve water.
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Worm Diner (K-4)

Learn what to feed worms in a compost bin.
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