Free Seeds

Two organizations are making it easier for you to grow food and share it with your community. Rob Greenfield’s Free Seed Project and the team of Ample Harvest and Tasty Bite are giving away seeds for free to individuals or organizations who commit to grow and share the fruits of their labor with others in […]

Tips for Composting at School

School composting programs teach students about reducing waste, protecting our natural resources, and how to create a successful garden. By diverting the waste from school cafeterias, students can improve school gardens, lower the school’s landfill waste, and receive an invaluable experience in setting up, managing and remaining committed to a school program to make it […]

Recipes for Cooking in the Classroom

Nutrition Month is a perfect time to try out some fun no-bake recipes in the classroom. When kids cook they learn math and science concepts, improve fine and gross motor skills, and practice language and reading skills. While students are prepping the food, incorporate discussions about making nutritious choices, where are food comes from, and […]

Kitchen Safety Tips

During Nutrition Month many of us will plan or participate in activities that get students cooking. Knowing what to eat can be just as important as knowing how to prepare it. Here are some tips for food safety to keep in mind during your cooking activities next month. And as always, make sure an adult […]

Freebies for Science Teachers

The National Science Teachers Association is a great source for free materials and lesson ideas for the classroom. Updated regularly, the NSTA website provides a wealth of interesting activities, graphics, booklets, and more for all ages!   The most recent resources listed include an activity that will teach students in grades 6-8 about the impact […]

Get Ready for Nutrition Month in March

Get Ready for Nutrition Month In March! What are your plans for Nutrition Month? Go beyond the worksheets and books about healthy eating and take your class on a field trip in the aisles of your local grocery stores. Field Trip Factory offers a number of free trips across the United States and Canada that […]

The Geo-Inquiry Process with National Geographic

In today’s complex, interconnected world, it is more important than ever that students understand how nature and society work together. National Geographic is encouraging students to build the same skills geographers use to study the world, to better understand how their world, through a process called geo-inquiry. The geo-inquiry method is multi-disciplinary, project-based, experiential, and […]

Bring Real-World Experiences to the Classroom

Helping students make real-world connections with the material they are studying brings a level of engagement that just can’t be found in a typical lecture or textbook. When students connect what their learning in school with what is going on in the world or in their own lives, they take ownership over learning about the […]

Class Pet Grants Still Available for This School Year

Are you considering bringing a pet into your classroom? A furry gerbil or mysterious gecko can teach the kids in your class responsibility for meeting the needs of others, increase self-esteem, and encourage nurturing. To help classes benefit from caring for a pet, the Pets in the Classroom organization is providing grants to all teachers […]

Healthy Holiday Tips & Recipe

Pies, cookies, rich foods, and holiday treats go hand-in-hand with the holidays. But just because it is the hap, happiest time of the year, doesn’t mean we throw out a balanced diet. Here are a few tips from some top nutritionists appearing on The Greatist website for staying healthy this holiday, followed by a great […]