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EarthWorks Outdoor Classroom Curriculum

Introductory Pages

Cover Page
Introduction
Table of Contents
Yearly Timeline
Letter to Parents (bilingual)

LESSONS by Track

Track 1: Caring for Orchard Trees Through the Seasons
Fall Fruit Sorting and Outdoor Classroom Introduction
Caring for Orchard Trees Through the Seasons Overview
Caring for Orchard Trees Through the Seasons Book
Orchard Tree Dormancy: Helping Our Orchard Trees Survive the Winter
Spring Branches, Pruning, and Cut Branch Study
Adopting a Bud in Spring

Track 2: Parts of Orchard Trees
Introduction to Parts of a Tree and the Outdoor Classroom
Parts of a Tree and the Outdoor Classroom Overview
Leaves
Trunks and Stems
Roots
Plant Parts are Tasty

Track 3: Plant Life Cycle
Introduction to the Plant Life Cycle and the Outdoor Classroom
Plant Life Cycle Overview
Seed Dispersal Strategies
Seed Review and Fall Outdoor Fun
Creating a Plastic Bag Greenhouse and Getting Ready for Spring
Indoor Seed Germination in Soil
Plant Competition for Limited Resources
Flowers
Pollination

Track 4: Ecosystems, Food Webs, and Food Geography
Ecosystems, Food Webs and Food Geography Overview
Field Guide Introduction
Constructing Schoolyard Ecosystems and Food Webs
The Ecosystem Game
Fruit Science and Cooking Experiments
Fruit Geography

Track 5: Soil, Worms, and Insects
Soil, Worms, and Insects Overview
Soil
Worms and Worm Bins
Decomposition and Decomposers
Insects: Pollinator, Predator, Pest, and Parasite
Plant Protection
Plant Predators


WORKSHEETS by Track

Track 1: Caring for Orchard Trees Through the Seasons

Class Tree Trivia
Class Tree Trivia Spanish
Winter Scavenger Hunt
Winter Scavenger Hunt Spanish
Bud Scavenger Hunt
Bud Scavenger Hunt Spanish
Branch Observation
Branch Observation Spanish
Cut Branch Study 1
Cut Branch Study 1 Spanish
Cut Branch Study 2
Cut Branch Study 2 Spanish
Bud Observation
Bud Observation Spanish

Track 2: Parts of Orchard Trees
What is a Leaf?
What is a Leaf? Spanish
Plant Parts are Tasty
Plant Parts are Tasty Spanish

Track 3: Plant Life Cycle
Observing Deadheads and Seeds
Observing Deadheads and Seeds Spanish
Seed Dispersal Strategies
Seed Dispersal Strategies Spanish
Seed Sorting by Properties
Seed Sorting by Properties Spanish
Plastic Bag Greenhouse part 1
Plastic Bag Greenhouse part 1 Spanish
Plastic Bag Greenhouse part 2
Plastic Bag Greenhouse part 2 Spanish
Ready for Spring? (Younger)
Ready for Spring? (Younger) Spanish
Ready for Spring? (Older)
Ready for Spring? (Older) Spanish
Seed Collection
Seed Collection Spanish
The Power of Flowers
The Power of Flowers Spanish
Pollination Observation
Pollination Observation Spanish

Track 4: Ecosystems, Food Webs, and Food Geography
Field Guide 1
Field Guide 1 Spanish
Field Guide 2
Field Guide 2 Spanish
Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt
Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt Spanish
Ecosystem Character Brainstorm
Ecosystem Character Brainstorm Spanish
My Part of the Ecosystem
My Part of the Ecosystem Spanish
Food Geography
Food Geography Spanish

Track 5: Soil, Worms, and Insects
Worm Observation
Worm Observation Spanish
Plant Protection Scavenger Hunt
Predation Observation
Predation Observation Spanish