Hands-On Learning in the Garden

Amazing things happen in the hands of a child when exploring in a school learning garden!

Children begin to ask important questions when they touch things in the garden. “Why is the carrot root cold?” or “Why is the leaf fuzzy?”

Fruit and vegetables, insects and soil, all become more real when in their hand.

The tiny legs of a ladybug tickles a student’s hand and then everyone begins to giggle as they watch.
When a ladybug begins eating small aphids on a child’s finger, children suddenly understand the concept of a food chain and why ladybugs are a gardeners friend.

Discovery and science are all very exciting when investigation happens up close.

Golden teaching moments like these happen every day in a well built learning garden.

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