Farming The Future’s middle school curriculum packages are designed to engage students in several STEM fields by using agriculture as the thread to connect engineering concepts, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth/space sciences.
Add a school garden, greenhouse, or aquaponics system to deepen your students’ passions for STEM. Farming The Future offers:
Farming The Future’s middle school curriculum options provide the following benefits:
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:
Farming The Future’s DLP is a flagship program consisting of a digital platform for an entire year’s curriculum. The curriculum includes biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and earth/space science all connected to agriculture through activities and experiments that can be done in the classroom or at home with all student materials included. The DLP gives online access for students, teachers & administrators to lessons created by world class experts and educators. Contains weekly assessments and support for teachers including digital gradebook and online tech support. Contains multiple optional modifications for a variety of learning difficulties.
The Tabletop Learning Laboratory provides students an opportunity to grow microgreens at their tables that will allow them to experiment on the needs of plants, the properties of light, natural diversity, and many other topics. The unit covers 15 NGSS standards in physical science, life science, and engineering.
The Raised Garden program is designed to get learners growing outside the classroom. Integrating 11 NGSS standards in a STEM enrichment curriculum with everything you need to grow a successful school garden in a compact space. Turn any 10’ x 10’ space into a growing outdoor classroom as a standalone garden or as part of a larger existing school garden.
The Grow Bag Labs give students the opportunity to grow various different sets of plants that will end up as a product that the student can enjoy. Choose between the salsa, pesto, or tea grow bags to have the materials needed to learn agriculture while growing to enjoy these edible treats. Or choose the pollinator grow bag to be able to transfer these greens into the gardens and bring colorful insects into your garden.
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.
Associate Director of Curriculum
Tara is an instructional designer and teacher trainer.She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University and a master’s degree in Natural Science and Environmental Education from Hamline University.
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