Farm-to-Kids Texas Single Grades: 3rd Grade

3rd Grade Lesson 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 ProductsFruitCutting Melons,


or Citrus depending on season

Fresh 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 root vegetables
3-Leaves10ALeaves can have a variety of tastes and textures.Identify the parts of a plant and their functions.

Chiffonade leaves.

Sorting Edible Plant PartsGreensChiffonade LeavesSalad
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 DissectionPickling vegetablesPicklesSun pickles
5-Food Advertising3BAdvertisers use many techniques to sell messages about food.


Find hidden messages in food ads.Analyzing food ads.Vegetables that can be eaten rawCollard WrapsPickles
6-Optional:Farm Life Cycles10CFarmers 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

3rd Grade Lesson Plan


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