Farm-to-Kids Texas Mixed 3-5

Farm-to-Kids Texas Mixed 3-5 Educational Module

Welcome to the Farm To Kids 3-5 Educational Module. This program contains six engaging lessons that use hands-on experience to teach students introductory concepts in biology while promoting healthy, local, seasonal eating. This module builds off of the introductory concepts presented in the Farm-to-Kids Texas K-2 Educational Module, but can also be taught to students who did not participate in the earlier module if they’ve received the foundational knowledge in some other way. Each lesson covers a new topic in the biological sciences and ends with a recipe that the whole class can prepare and eat together. At the end of this educational module, students should know the life cycle of a plant, what environmental conditions support healthy plant growth, and the unique role that plants fill in the global food chain.

Supply List for Farm-to-Kids Texas Mixed 3-5:

3rd-5th Grade Lessons Overview

Lesson Science TEKS Main Idea Objectives


Activities Local Food Focus Make It Taste It
1-Plant Life Cycles 10C Flowers turn into fruits, which contain seeds. Seeds grow new plants of their same species. Explore the lifecycle of a plant. Bean Lifecycle Sequence Cards Vegetables for dipping Bean Dip Bean Dip
2- Soil 7A Soil characteristics determine what plants can be grown in an area.


SWBAT describe differences in soil texture, color, and the capacity to retain water.

SWBAT explore the connection between soil nutrients and plant needs.

Water Capacity Experiment, Soil Sample Observations Root vegetables Peeling and Cutting root vegetables Roasted root vegetables
3- Fresh Food Nutrition 3B Eating a variety of naturally colored food helps your body stay healthy. Analyze nutritional labels for important information. Nutritional Label Comparison Colorful vegetables Rainbow Salad Rainbow Salad
4- Producers 9A Producers need sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to make their own food. SWBAT draw a diagram of the inputs and products of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis Diagram Tomatoes Salsa Chips and Salsa
5- Consumers 9A Consumers must eat other organisms for their food. SWBAT differentiate between producers and consumers. Producers and Consumers card sort Broccoli, carrots

(winter vegetables)

Pasta Salad Pasta Salad
6-Seasonality 8A An area’s climate determines the food that grows in that area. Determine which foods grow during fall, winter, spring and summer Seasonalitywheel Raw seasonal vegetables Chopped Salad ChoppedSalad
Extra Lesson #1

Chicken Adaptations

10A Chickens have adaptations that help them to survive. SWBAT explore chicken genetics and describe the life cycle of a chicken. Chicken Breed matching Eggs Deviled Eggs Deviled Eggs
Extra Lesson #2


10A Bees use adaptations such as antennae and pheromones to locate and collect food.


SWBAT identify honeybees and the roles of bees in a hive.

SWBAT describe pollination.

Pollination and the Waggle Dance Honey Peanut Honey Balls Local Honey and Peanut Honey Balls


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