3-5 Program

Reaching Your Students By Growing PlantsGet Your Students Learning by Growing

Farming The Future’s 3-5 curriculum packages are designed to engage your students in learning STEM concepts through agriculture.

Full Year or Enrichment

NGSS

Indoor & Outdoor options

Why choose a Farming the Future curriculum:

Farming The Future’s 3-5 curriculum offerings provide the following benefits:

what you get

Why we do this:

Farming the Future believes that agriculture is one of the most truly enriching fields for learning. Seeing plants grow from seed to their edible end product is a wonderful and empowering experience for students. Agriculture teaches science by connecting with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering in units that go far beyond just planting seeds. 

 

School gardens have been proven to affect change in a wide variety of fields including overall student health. Integrating gardens with core STEM concepts and comprehensive lessons has the potential to improve both academic achievement and social emotional learning. Studies have shown that including gardens in the learning environment supports:

  • Enhanced overall academic achievement in K-12 settings, including grades and test scores.
  • Increases in school engagement and positive attitudes about school and learning.
  • Improved knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding food literacy, nutrition, healthy behaviors, as well as fruit and vegetable consumption among faculty and learners.
    • When schools offer gardens, 44.2 percent of students are found to eat more fruits and vegetables.
    • Gardens have the potential to minimize diet-related diseases in childhood, such as obesity and diabetes, through the promotion of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, specifically for high-risk, low-income students.
    • Increased physical activity during the school day.
    • A demonstrated willingness to try new foods and healthier options in both early childhood and K-12 age groups.
  • Providing children with opportunities for social and emotional growth; improved life skills, self-esteem, social skills and behavior.

Unit Options:

Tabletop Learning Laboratory

The Tabletop Learning Laboratory provides students an opportunity to grow microgreens at their tables. The growing process includes experimental designs that will allow them to experiment with energy, how plants and animals are alike and different, food webs, and many other topics. The unit covers 23 NGSS standards in physical science, life science, and engineering.

Raised Garden Unit

The Raised Garden program is designed to get learners growing outside and in the classroom. Integrating 16 NGSS standards with the STEM enrichment curriculum and everything you need to grow a successful school garden in a compact space. Bring the Farm to School connection onto your campus. Turn any 10’ x 10’ space into a growing outdoor classroom as a standalone garden or as part of a larger existing school garden.

Grow Bag Labs

The Grow Bag Labs give students the opportunity to grow a variety of sets of plants that will end up as a product that the student can enjoy. Choose between the salsa, pesto, or tea garden grow bags and receive the materials needed to learn agriculture while growing to enjoy these edible treats. Choose the pollinator grow bag and bring colorful insects into your garden or right outside the door.

Ultimate Microgreens Kit

Welcome to the wonderful world of growing your own delicious, nutritious, and beautiful microgreens. Growing microgreen is a great way to add extra flavor as well as vitamins and minerals to your meals. Students will love growing them too as they learn the basic principles of agriculture in small indoor gardens that will yield delicious and nutritious crops.

Meera Jagroop

Associate Director of Curriculum

who will guide you

Associate Director of Curriculum

Meera Jagroop is a museum educator, exhibition designer, and naturalist. Meera has an M.S.Ed in Museum Education and B.S. in Natural History and Interpretation.

Enhanced overall academic achievement in K-12 settings, including grades and test scores.

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