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Lesson Plans K-5
Bio Mag Tag (5-7)
Learn how toxic chemicals concentrate at the top of the food chain through biological magnification.
Compost in a Bag (3-5)
Conduct a simple experiment to learn what kinds of things decompose.
Compost Tag (K-5)
Play a game to learn what materials can and cannot be composted.
Cooking with the Sun (3-6)
Learn how the sun’s heat can be harnessed to cook food, and then construct a solar cooker.
Earth Pocket (K-4)
Trace everyday objects back to the natural resources from which they were made.
Eat a Rainbow (K-1)
Learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Food is Good Food (4-12)
Identify healthy foods by comparing whole foods with junk foods.
I Want it! I Need it! (3-6)
Compare the difference between the things we need and the things we want.
It’s a Wrap (3-6)
Analyze packaging of everyday items, and learn how to reduce waste.
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.
Paper Makers (K-5)
Broaden awareness about conserving resources while learning to make recycled paper.
Reusing Winter Waste (K-4)
Learn the benefits of reuse by making a winter decoration with reused items.
Smarty Plants (2-7)
Learn about plants and pollinators, and design imaginary plants.
Sort and Color (K-1)
Learn how to sort recycling, compost, and trash using San Francisco’s three-cart system.
Waste-Less Lunch (K-12)
Learn how to conserve natural resources by packing a “waste-less” lunch.
Water Cycle Adventure (4-5)
Take an imaginary journey through the water cycle to learn about water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous forms.
Water from the Well (4-5)
Learn how modern conveniences have greatly increased our water use from 150 years ago.
“Wet” your Appetite (3-5)
Learn how much water is needed to produce food, and create a menu that helps conserve water.
Worm Diner (K-4)
Learn what to feed worms in a compost bin.
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