Planting Nutrition - A Gardening Curriculum

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1. Circle or highlight the best answer - Recent studies show that children who participate in gardening activities:
2. Name 4 things children learn from planting fruit or vegetable seeds
 
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3. * Who is responsible for the White House Kitchen Garden?
4. * What seed usually sprouts 3-4 days after planting:
5. * What seed is easy for little hands to hold?
6. * Complete the following sentence: Getting Dirty is
7. * Describe how you would involve older children in your gardening activities:
8. Describe 3 ways you enhance science and math through planting activities. Use the ideas on page 3 or share something you do:
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9. * Which of the following are the correct steps for growing edible sprouts:

A. Soak seeds overnight in a jar covered with cheesecloth
B. Don't ever drain the water
C. Place the jar in sunlight for a few hours a day
10. When planting seeds in containers, it's important to make sure the container has drainage holes to prevent the seeds from rotting.
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11. What are 3 containers easily recycled for starting seeds indoors?
 
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12. * Pick one activity from page 4 or 5. Describe how you will use in your child care.
13. * How will you use the activity to encourage children to try a new food?
14. When preparing children to garden outdoors, what are 3 important safety steps to consider?
 
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15. * What kinds of fertilizers and pest control methods are safest for children?
16. * What are good "ingredients" for making compost?
17. Lead dust can be dangerous to young children. What are 4 ways to reduce the risk to children of lead in soil?
 
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18. Our growing season begins in early spring and ends in mid fall.
 
18.A * What is a plant that prefers cooler temperatures?
18.B * What is a plant the loves the hot summer?
18.C * What plant can you harvest into mid fall?
19. Describe 2 ways that you will liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits. Use the 10 tips ideas or share your favorites:
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