Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

In the Field Resources

In the Field Virtual Field Trips

Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 9:30 AM with Jack Vessey

&

Friday, December 03, 2020 @ 9:30 AM with Scott Howington

Resources for Teachers

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All Grades

Lettuce Commodity Fact Sheet and Activity  

Soil Science Lesson Plans  

Grades K-2

Let’s Grow Plants Lessons/Activities

The Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant 

NAITC Eating Plants Activity

Kids Gardening-Plant Parts 6 week Lesson  Investigate important botany basics by studying plant parts. Despite their differences in appearance, plants share a common set of parts. Learning about how the different parts function is essential to exploring plant growth and development. This foundational knowledge also contributes to our understanding how to care for the plants in our gardens and environment.

Fruits VS Vegetables: Why are some fruits called vegetables? In this lesson, students will explore the difference between the scientific definition of a fruit and the common definition of a fruit.

Grades 3-5

Garden in a Glove Activity      

Ecosystems for Kids: Plant Science   Free printable worksheets

Seed Banks Lesson Plan Students will learn about the mission of seed banks and the importance of carefully and intentionally preserving the genetic information from a diversity of plant species.

Grades 6-8

Middle School Plant Science Lessons/Activity

Lesson Plan - Soil is Alive!: Healthy soils are teeming with life, from microscopic bacteria and fungi to large mammals like moles and voles. In this lesson, students will explore the many organisms that call soil home.

Seed Banks Lesson Plan Students will learn about the mission of seed banks and the importance of carefully and intentionally preserving the genetic information from a diversity of plant species.

 

Grades 9-12

Lesson Plan: The Soil-Air Connection: What is the relationship between soil and the Earth’s atmosphere? Students will explore the connection between what happens below and above the ground. They will learn about the vital role soil plays in the carbon cycle.

Lesson Plan - Soil is Alive! : Healthy soils are teeming with life, from microscopic bacteria and fungi to large mammals like moles and voles. In this lesson, students will explore the many organisms that call soil home.

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