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Lesson activities for 4th and 5th grade students created to follow NYS curriculum.

If you would like a PDF of any of the following lessons, please contact the webmaster at kje7@cornell.edu.

Entomology

  • Beneficial Insects
  • Insect Anatomy
  • Learn About Lacewings
  • Metamorphosis
  • Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • Wasps and Ladybugs

Green Science

  • Composting for Better Soil
  • Experiment #1: Sun, Water or Both?
  • Experiment #2: Bean Sprouts
  • Experiment #3: Fertilizer
  • Experimenting With Seeds
  • Food Safety
  • Garden Math
  • Healthy Eating Habits#1: Eat Well
  • Healthy Eating Habits#2: Food Journal
  • Student Scientists Activity #1: Your Garden Space
  • Student Scientists Activity #2: Soil
  • The Scientific Method
  • Vermiposting
  • What Do Plants Need for Growth?

History & Social Science

  • A Three Sisters Garden Plan
  • Corn You Believe It?
  • Dairy Farms
  • Fruits of NY
  • Fruity Math
  • Gardens of the Settlers
  • Let's Explore Agriculture
  • Many Types of Farms
  • Miss Moo and You
  • Seed of Knowledge
  • Sugar Maple Days
  • The Farmer's Year
  • The Fruit Belt: NY Fruit
  • The Haudenosanee Story of the Three Sisters

Integrated Pest Management

  • Decision Making #1: Lawn Grubs
  • Decision Making #2: Lawn Weeds
  • Decision Making #3: Ant IPM
  • IPM and Biological Control
  • IPM Steps
  • Learning about IPM

Land

  • Earthworms on the Job
  • Prevent Erosion
  • Soil is important
  • Taking Care of the Land
  • Water Quality
  • What is Soil?
  • What's in Soil, Anyway?
  • What's Living in my Soil?

Plant Science

  • Apple Life Cycle
  • Grow an Indoor Salad Garden
  • Harvesting the Garden
  • Photosynthesis
  • Pizza Math
  • Plant Families
  • Plants as Food
  • Plants as Living Things
  • Simplified Floating Hydroponics
  • The Right Plants for the Right Place
  • What Makes a Plant a Plant?