This third- and fourth-grade level program uses experiential activities to teach concepts in botany, biology, and the environment. The 30-lesson program can be used in its entirety, or individual units can be integrated with a traditional science curriculum. Individual units can also be used with scout groups, summer recreation programs and other youth groups. The MAG curriculum is aligned with Maine Learning Results requirements. The program teaches science---plants as food, planting and growing, insects, water, soil, and resource conservation---but also incorporates language, creative arts, and mathematics, and includes a community service component. Students make observations and draw inferences and conclusions, and in the process develop life skills such as cooperation, decision making and communication. Buy the entire print curriculum, hole-punched for use in a loose-leaf binder, or buy the DVD (item #2605) and print out only the lessons you need. © 2007 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
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