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Title: My First Garden: Gardening Fundamentals
Url: http://extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/fundamentals/index.cfm
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Mi Primer Jardín: Fundamentos de Jardinaría
http://extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden_sp/fundamentals/index.cfm
Source of Publisher: University of Illinois Extension
Length of article: Long
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Gardening
Outdoor Activities
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SCIENCE
ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Goals: 11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
Learning Standards: 11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
Benchmarks: 11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
12.A.ECa. Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
12.C.ECa. Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
13.B.ECa. Use nonstandard and standard scientific tools for investigation.
13.B.ECb. Become familiar with technological tools that can aid in scientific inquiry.