Byron Center Charter Academy


Project Description:
Second grade students learned about plants: their requirements for life, their parts, and their life cycle. Once students gained this understanding, they each planted sunflower seeds. The fifth grade students used their math skills to determine how to evenly space the plants in the garden. Students then determined how many cubic feet of mulch were needed for the garden. Finally, students used budgeting skills to create a plan for the purchase of garden supplies.

Fostering Lifelong Stewardship:
Students took what they learned from their classroom instruction and then applied it to a real life experience. They planted seeds and were charged with watering their own seedling and observing its growth.

Partners:
Grasman Greenhouse

Teachers:
1

Students:
40

Funder:
GVSU College of Education