Farm-to-Kids Texas Mixed K-2

Welcome to the Farm-To-Kids Texas K-2 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. 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 why plant products are useful to humans, be able to identify various plant parts and name their functions, and list the successional stages of a plant and animal life cycle.

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K-2 Module Overview

LessonScience TEKSMain IdeaObjectives


ActivitiesLocal Food FocusMake ItTaste It
1-Plant Products7DPlants provide humans with food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials for living.SWBAT identify plant products and sort them into categories.Sorting Plant ProductsFruitGreen SmoothieFresh fruit
2- Roots and Stems10ARoots have a variety of tastes and textures.Explore differences in types of roots and peel root vegetables.Parts of a Plant FoldableRoot VegetablesPeeling root vegetablesRoasted Veggies
3-Leaves10ALeaves can have a variety of tastes and textures.Identify the parts of a plant and their functions.

Chiffonade leaves.

Sorting Edible Plant PartsGreensRainbow SaladFresh vegetables
4- Seeds10CFood can be preserved through pickling. The life cycle of a plant starts with a seed.Identify the parts of a seed embryo.Bean DissectionBeansBean SaladBean Salad
5-Plant Life Cycles10CThe life cycle of a plant includes seed, seedling, plant, flower, and fruit.


Identify parts of plant life cycleLife Cycle SequenceBotanical Fruits that we call VegetablesSun PicklesPickled veggies
6-Animal Babies3BFarmers must address all the needs of animals on their farms. Farm animals have babies, live, and die on the farm, and the cycle is repeated.Identify parents and offspring of farm animals.Farm Life Cycle CardsEggsEgg SaladEgg Salad


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