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Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Botany on Your Plate: Investigating Plants We Eat

This investigative science curriculum introduces the world of plants to elementary school students through foods we eat. Watch children's understanding of our world grow as they partake in hands-on activities that explore edible roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds through observation, dissection, journaling, discussion of findings, and, of course, tasting! This book can be used in educators' instruction to support standards in nutrition, math, language arts, and social studies. Every lesson includes plant snacks that spark curiosity, interesting questions, and social dialogue to fuel the learning process.


To obtain Botany on Your Plate, visit the Books and Curricula page of the website.

Katharine Barrett
Lessons Associated with this Resource