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Interactive activity in which students will observe and measure their own leaf, while developing important skills. [BY JENNIFER]

Curriculum Areas: Math, Science

Many factors affect the ability of wildlife to survive over time. Weather conditions, disease, predators,  pollution and habitat destruction are some examples. In the accompanying exercise, participants learn  that organism numbers will be governed by the availability of habitat elements. [BY RIVERVENTRUE]

Curriculum Areas: Science

Students will learn how plants make their food using photosynthesis in this hands on lesson. [BY THE YOUNG VIRGINIA GARDENER]

Curriculum Areas: Science

Group projects of building solar cookers or collectors provide arena for learning about energy sources and transformation. Gathering data for comparison and analysis exercises students’ graphing skills and thinking. [BY LARRY PARKER]

Curriculum Areas: Science

In this activity students learn how to make their own mini greenhouse out of a milk carton. [BY THE YOUNG VIRGINIA GARDENER]

Curriculum Areas: Science

Students will learn important lessons about plant spacing through observing tomatoes in this 6 week experiment. [BY THE YOUNG VIRGINIA GARDENER]

Curriculum Areas: Science

Students pick an insect to study, and report back to the class about its beneficial effects for the garden. [BY THE YOUNG VIRGINIA GARDENER]

Curriculum Areas: Science

Students start their own seed collection and observe types of seeds as well as differences between them in this hands on activity. [BY THE YOUNG VIRGINIA GARDENER]

Curriculum Areas: Science, Visual Arts

                 Curriculum Areas: Math, Science