The Educational EarthBox®
Pre-K–Elementary School Site Packages
Site Package I
The Educational EarthBox® Pre-K–1st Grade Site Package
Includes one Ready-to-Grow Kit and 5 plant-related, age appropriate activities to introduce young children to the wonder of science and life by planting and watching plants grow in EarthBoxes. All site packages are 3 hole-punched and include permission to make unlimited on-site copies of student materials. Seeds or seedlings do not come with the package, but both grow equally well in the EarthBox®. Pre-K Table of Contents and Sample Lesson Plan
Site Package II
The Complete Edition of the Elementary EarthBox® Curriculum Support Site Package for Grades 2-5
Includes one Ready-to-Grow Kit and a Teacher’s Manual and Student Workbook. All site packages are 3-hole punched and include permission to make unlimited on-site copies of student materials. Seeds or seedlings do not come with the kit, but both grow equally well in the EarthBox®.
The curriculum support of the complete edition provides 17 standards-based sequential lesson plans divided into 45 minute classroom periods that require 60 days to complete in their entirety. Elementary Sample Lesson Plan.pdf. The 60 day time-line includes the treatment intervals between the real time experiments, but the actual lessons can be completed in twenty-seven, 45 minute periods. Not all lessons are interconnected. Instructors can choose the lessons appropriate to their objectives to focus on individual goals. Elementary Table of Contents.pdf
The complete site package contains several supplementary materials:
- A Lesson Sequence Chart helps a teacher to create a long term plan for the quarter, semester or year.
Lesson Sequence Chart.pdf
- National Standards Alignment Matrix provides a visual reference of the standards that are addressed by each lesson. Elementary Standards Alignment.pdf
- A series of 7 full-color overhead transparencies are provided as visual aids to strengthen delivery of the lesson or to serve as a review at the conclusion of the lesson. Water Cycle Transparency.pdf
The Mini Edition of the EarthBox® Curriculum Support Elementary Site Package for Grades 2-5
Includes one Ready-to-Grow Kit and five standards-based lesson plans extracted from the complete edition. The mini edition curriculum support lesson plans are non-sequential, standards-based, stand alone lessons focused on The Water Cycle, Capillary Action, The Importance of Light to Plants, The Nutritional Value of Fruits and Vegetables and Culinary Herbs.
Mini Elementary Table of Contents.pdf
Written materials for the complete and mini packages are 3-hole punched and include permission to make unlimited on-site copies of student materials.