The Educational EarthBox®
High School Site Packages
Site Package I
The Complete Edition of the EarthBox® Curriculum Support High School Site Package
Includes three required Ready-to-Grow Kits and a Teacher’s Manual and Student Lab Book. All site packages are 3-hole punched and include permission to make unlimited on-site copies of student materials.
The complete edition support curriculum for high school, like the elementary and middle school complete support curricula, focuses on water, light, soil, plants & plant products and nutrition, but high school students work independently with lab manual instructions to perform standards-based authentic experiments and draw conclusions using the tools of science: predictions, procedures, data collection, analysis, calculations and graphs in twelve authentic standards-based lab experiments. High School Table of Contents.pdf
Proven practices illustrate that EarthBox® experiments inspire high level performance. A specials needs high school Ag in the Classroom student, Shelley Elam, set up an EarthBox experiment, made a prediction, collected data, made calculations, drew conclusions and graphed the results to earn the Louisiana State FFA Competition in 2005.
Proven practices show the versatility of the Educational EarthBox®. James Stiles, a life science teacher in an International Bacculareate (IBO) program learned that The Growing Connection (TGC), a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the American Horticultural Society uses EarthBoxes to fight hunger and poverty around the world. Consequently, Stiles incorporated the EarthBox® and TGC into his program to comply with a program requirement to teach science with an international perspective. Binghamton Classroom Project.pdf
Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) lists EarthBox® on its National Resource Directory as a high quality resource for educators to teach agriculture.
The Student Lab Manual
The lesson plan format for the Teacher’s Manual mimics the elementary and middle school versions. However, The Student Lab Manual format differs significantly from the elementary and middle school student books. The elementary and middle school editions introduce experimental activities to teach science, but the high school lab manual requires students to perform authentic scientific experiments. High School Sample Lesson Plan.pdf
Site Package II
The Mini Edition of the EarthBox® Curriculum Support High School Site Package
Includes two Ready-to-Grow Kits and a Teacher’s Manual and Student Lab Manual with five standards-based lab experiments.
The mini edition support curriculum extracts five lessons from the complete site package for students to perform authentic lab experiments focused on The Science Behind the EarthBox®, Photosynthesis, Plant Tropisms, The Effect of Soil pH on Plant Growth and Transpiration.
Mini High School Table of Contents.pdf