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

4th Grade Lesson Overview

Lesson Science TEKS Main Idea Objectives


Activities Local Food Focus Make It Taste It

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 Life Cycle Sequence Cards Vegetables for dipping Bean Dip Bean Dip


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


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


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


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

Cow Adaptations

10A, 10B Cows 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 Workshop Cow’s milk Ranch dressing Salad with ranch dressing

4th Grade Lesson Plan

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