The Living Classroom Curriculum:Fourth Grade, PDF
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- Symmetry Inside Fruit: Students explore bilateral symmetry, rotational symmetry and asymmetry within fruit. They practice dissection and observational skills.
- Habitat Perspectives: Students demonstrate their observation and description skills as they investigate and examine what lives within a schoolyard microhabitat. Student teams practice relating the physical conditions of a habitat and what lives there.
- Sustainability on the Ground: Students learn about the meaning of sustainability and apply it to a garden, considering how garden output waste can be recycled back into the garden as an input. The importance of beneficial insects, compost and water conservation are also covered.
- California Indian Uses of Native Plants: In three rotations, students learn about how California Indians harvested and processed acorns as a staple food, how they started fires, medicinal herbs, how to make cordage and exploring the many uses of native plants.