Farm-to-Kids Texas Single Grades: 4th Grade

4th Grade Lesson Overview

LessonScience TEKSMain IdeaObjectives


ActivitiesLocal Food FocusMake ItTaste It

Plant Life Cycles

10CFlowers turn into fruits, which contain seeds. Seeds grow new plants of their same species.Explore the lifecycle of a plant.Bean Life Cycle Sequence CardsVegetables for dippingBean DipBean Dip


7ASoil 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 ObservationsRoot vegetablesPeeling and Cutting root vegetablesRoasted root vegetables


10ABees 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 DanceHoneyPeanut Honey BallsLocal Honey and Peanut Honey Balls


9AProducers need sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to make their own food.SWBAT draw a diagram of the inputs and products of photosynthesis.Photosynthesis DiagramTomatoesSalsaChips and Salsa


9AConsumers must eat other organisms for their food.SWBAT differentiate between producers and consumers.Producers and Consumers card sortBroccoli, carrots

(winter vegetables)

Pasta SaladPasta Salad

Cow Adaptations

10A, 10BCows have specific characteristics that are passed from parent to offspring.SWBAT identify cow adaptations.

SWBAT explore how traits are passed from parent to offspring.

Build a Calf WorkshopCow’s milkRanch dressingSalad with ranch dressing

4th Grade Lesson Plan

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