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

3rd Grade Lesson Overview

Lesson Science TEKS Main Idea Objectives


Activities Local Food Focus Make It Taste It
1-Plant Products 7D Plants provide humans with food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials for living. SWBAT identify plant products and sort them into categories. Sorting Plant Products Fruit Cutting Melons,


or Citrus depending on season

Fresh fruit
2-Roots and Stems 10A Roots have a variety of tastes and textures. Explore differences in types of roots and peel root vegetables. Parts of a Plant Foldable Root vegetables Peeling root vegetables Roasted root vegetables
3-Leaves 10A Leaves can have a variety of tastes and textures. Identify the parts of a plant and their functions.

Chiffonade leaves.

Sorting Edible Plant Parts Greens Chiffonade Leaves Salad
4-Seeds 10C Food can be preserved through pickling. The life cycle of a plant starts with a seed. Identify the parts of a seed embryo. Bean Dissection Pickling vegetables Pickles Sun pickles
5-Food Advertising 3B Advertisers use many techniques to sell messages about food.


Find hidden messages in food ads. Analyzing food ads. Vegetables that can be eaten raw Collard Wraps Pickles
6-Optional:Farm Life Cycles 10C Farmers 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 Cards Eggs Egg Salad Egg Salad

3rd Grade Lesson Plan


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