Program: Living Classroom Lessons K-8

Adaptations, Birds/Ornithology, Carbon Cycle, Early California Indians/Ohlone, Ecology, Insects, Spiders and Arthropods, Nature Walk, Physics, Plant Biology/Botany
Living Classroom offers 50 lesson plans in the areas of life, earth and physical science, social studies and math that are all based on the study of living things. Please see our website at for the complete listings of all lessons and overview of the Program. Many of our lessons are based in school gardens--both edible and native--and we can design and oversee installation of new gardens if not currently in place. We generally provide our lessons to multiple schools within a school district, starting at one or more grades initially and adding grades and schools over time. Funding is required from private and/or public sources to launch the program at a school district and we work with a new school district to secure the funding.
1 hours
Fee Description
Living Classroom does not require a fee for service, but it does need upfront funding for staffing and supplies to provide lessons for the school year--starting at 100+ lessons across several schools and growing from there
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Life Science - 1-2, Investigation and Experimentation - 1-4, Investigation and Experimentation - 1-4b, Life Science - 2-2, Earth Science - 2-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 2-4, Physical Science - 3-1, Life Science - 3-3, Life Science - 4-2, Life Science - 5-2, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5
Areas of Service
No restrictions
Follow-on Lessons
Many of our lessons are composed of 2 or 3 parts---some 3 weeks apart, others involve planting in the fall and spring harvest or planting in the spring and fall harvest. We perform experiments in some lessons which require follow up lessons to measure and determine the outcome and conclusions.
Other Info
By providing school gardens as a setting for many lessons, the "field trip" is at the school yard which allows for up to 9 lessons per grade per school year---or approx. 1 hour per month.
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