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Tips to create a good garden (QC)

Subject Area: Technology, Mathematics, Science, French

Brief Overview

Through Sciences, Math and French, students are planting the seeds to success towards a new garden.

Role Play

Spring is coming and we must plant seeds to grow plants and vegetables.

Learning Area(s)

Science & technology (handling, analysis, checking, estimating, validating)
Math (calculation, estimates)
French (reading, writing)

Expected Result(s)

Students will need to be able to take care of their plants, or they will have to start all over again, which means wasting supplies and time, and therefore money (Time is money and an investment)

Explaining the Learning Material

Help students question their decision making process, as decisions will have short, middle and long term impacts (problems can be easy to fix or have heavy consequences).
Research: Internet, resource person, TV, magazines
Estimate: seed cost and quantity, growth time, temperature, number of hours under the sun
Hypothesis: expected results at the end of the activity
Steps: various calculations
Result:

Implementation

Once a day, students will take the initiative to go to the garden to water plants, place them under the sun, feed them and measure them.

Knowledge Consolidation

Students will take care of their garden (plants or vegetable) every day at the same time.

Follow-up

There will be a follow-up once the activity is finished.
Questions:
Did you enjoy the activity?
Does it make sense to do it again next year?
In your opinion, is it cheaper to grow your own vegetables or to buy them?

Class Management

Work with the Class ____ x ____ Individual Work ____ x ____
Team Work____ x ____ Other:_____________________

Required Supplies

Soil, pots, seeds, water, watering can