Our Activity Based Lessons
Series 1 Lessons
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Seasonal Offerings are activities that are exploration-based and fun to do at home. They are educational, but less focused on meeting Science Standards.
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These recipes are simple and fun to do with kids. They are a great way to get your child eating a variety of fruits and veggies.
Lesson: Pollution Solutions
Seasonal Offering: Garden Monsters
Do you think soil is alive? Kids tend to enjoy digging in the garden. This lesson will help you gain an understanding of what lives in soil and how decomposition makes the soil better for plants.
Seasonal Offering: Wildflower Seed Balls
Seed balls are little nuggets of clay, compost, and native seeds that you throw at the ground. This could be a native area that has been burnt out or a vacant place that needs beautification. As the weather breaks down the seed ball, the compost and clay will allow the seed to root and take hold.
Recipe: Rainbow Grain Salad
It's important to 'Eat the Rainbow' because different colored foods help our bodies in different ways. Eating all the colors allows us to be strong and healthy!
Lesson: Getting Micro with Climate
Let's explore the difference of climate, weather, and seasons. We will also make a wind vane to help us observe the differences in the wind from one place in your yard to another. We will observe and explore different areas near home using our five senses. Check out how!
Seasonal Offering: Garden Yoga
Welcome to our One Cool Earth’s Seasonal Offering. This week, we want to inspire you to get your kids outside for some breathing and stretching in the fresh air!
Recipe: Rolling into Spring
Eating a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables provides you a lot of essential nutrients with relatively low calories. We are making spring rolls!
Lesson: Living in Our Watershed
We all live in a watershed! Take a look at the water cycle and make observations about how water and pollution runs off/infiltrates landscapes. In what ways do we harm or heal our watershed?
Seasonal Offering: Nature Walk
On top of enjoying nature, we're going to prevent future marine debris. Follow us as we take a walk along a creek in Arroyo Grande, CA.
Be able to define 'emulsion' and prepare a dressing using an emulsifier. It might be great to have some fresh greens to use this recipe on!
Lesson: Flower Power
Understand flower anatomy and reproductive parts of a flower. Learn the importance of pollinators for food production and how flowers and pollinators have coevolved over time.
Seasonal Offering: Nature Bracelets
A great activity for getting outside and noticing details about the environment. All you need is a roll of tape!
Recipe: Root Fruit Slaw
Roots, and root hairs, act as nature's straw to gather water and nutrients. They also anchor plants in place. Let's assemble a root fruit slaw with root vegetables and fruits!
Lesson: Hoop House Greenhouse
We will take a look at the fabulous creation that allow humans to monitor or control soil temperatures, the greenhouse, and engineer our very own greenhouse prototype!
Seasonal Offfering: Newspaper Pots
Create 100% compostable newspaper pots where you can start seedlings to later seamlessly move into our garden beds.
Recipe: Quick, Pickle That!
Explore the role of preservation in preparing food and make customized quick pickles.
Create your own compost bag and predict what types of items will decompose in a bag of soil in one month.
Seasonal Offering: Create a Compost System at Home