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Keywords: school garden, math, geometry, middle school
Subject(s): Social Skills, Science, Math
Grade 6
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Hampshire Unit School, Hampshire, TN
Planned By: Vanessa Green
Original Author: Vanessa Green, Hampshire
Sixth grade math students will work in collaborative groups to design a box garden with a budget of only $100. Students will research the best edible plants that will grow in Zone 7 in Tennessee while also researching the best materials to use to build the boxes. After researching plants and materials, students will design their gardens using a scale drawing with geogebra.org while fitting in a designated space of 20' by 20'. After gardens are designed, students will choose their form of technology such as PowerPoint, Sway, Prezi, etc. to present their research and scale drawings to an agriculture science class panel.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Students will research edible plants that will grow in Zone 7 of Tennessee while also keeping in mind affordability and upkeep.
Student designs' may be used to actually build the school's new garden.
Materials: Whiteboards, Mobile Labs, Portable, Middle School, Hard Drives, Printers, LCD Monitors, Keyboards, Middle, Word Processor, Student Resources, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 6 Meter sticks, $2.00 each, total of $12.00