Teaching with Plants

There are many creative ways to use the garden for teaching and learning, whether creating a garden theme or collecting data. Did you know that the history of plants and their use by people is closely interwoven with the history of cultural development of world nations? Did you know that Shakespeare writes about plants in his great literary works? Do you know how to plant a Pizza Garden?

Curricular Connections

From hosting a musical performance to studying insects, the garden is a hotbed for creative teaching and learning.

Children's Garden Themes

From a Butterfly Garden to a Nutrition Garden, there are myriad ways to bring the garden to life…thematically!

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National Science Standards

See examples of how plant-based activities correspond with the National Science Education Standards.

Cross-Discipline Learning

Plant-related sciences and gardening can support a variety of subjects.

National Science
Education Standards

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State Standards

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