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The following 144 sites have linked to our My First Garden website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.


Open Directory Project
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

2learn.ca: Site Search
""Here's a great place to get all the information you need before you plant a garden. Find out about soil, light, plant food, and kinds of plants. There's so much to think about, you might want some help from an adult to keep track of it all!""

4Kids.com
"Younger kids will enjoy the My First Garden site at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/firstgarden/"

4kids.org
"School is ending, and we could all use an excuse to get away from that end-of-the-semester homework, right? Take a break and go outside. That’s right. Put the books down and roll around in the dirt. Or at least get your hands in it. I’m talking about gardening. Check out these sites for some great tips about decorating the outdoors."

A.M. Winn School Garden - Bridging the Standards

About.com
"Teachers guide on the basics of horticulture and planning a garden. Designed for grade 4, but easily adaptable to other grades."

About.com - Canada Online - Plants and Planting Lessons K-8

Arizona Macintosh Users Group

AZNforum
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Billy Bear's Playground

Birchard Public Library - Kid Zone - Websites for Kids

BlackStump

bobsedulinks.com

Brooklyn Public Library
"This site teaches you all you need to know to grow your own flowers and veggies! Including how to tell if you have the right kind of dirt, how to feed your plants, and what tools you need. Also in Spanish."

Burlington County Library - New Jersey - Kids Commons - Links - After School

California Academy of Sciences
"A teacher’s’ guide and a information geared to kids are highlights at this site."

California Academy of Sciences
"A teacher’s’ guide and a information geared to kids are highlights at this site."

Central Mississippi Regional Library System
"A guide to the world of fun and clever gardening for elementary school children."

Central Mississippi Regional Library System
"A guide to the world of fun and clever gardening for elementary school children."

Chicago Public Schools - Internet Project - Web Sites for Students

Chicago Public Schools - University of Chicago Internet Project

Chicago Public Schools - University of Chicago Internet Project

Chiff.com - Home Life - Gardening - Kids Gardening Projects
"Fun, colorful and educational guide starts with the basics and continues on to seed selection, garden planning and lots more, with teacher resources and an image gallery."

COMCAST and Marin County Office of Education
"Very colorful site geared for 4th grade; great for younger children as well."

Community Resources for Science
"Has audio in both English and Spanish that allows the site to be used by younger students. Get ready to make learning about gardens, flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture a really fun experience for yourself and for the children you teach. This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places. The Teacher guide section of the website has good ideas about activities with insects for the classroom"

Congdon Park Elementary School - Mr. Morse's Classroom - Science

cool 4 kids
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Westchester County - Helpful 4-H Links

Cotton Creek School, Island Lake, IL

Domain Tools
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Easy Earth - Gardening with Children - Resources

Embassy of the United States - Ankara, Turkey - Information Resource Center

e-tutor newsletter
""This garden site deals with the planning of the garden, such as where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. One great area for younger students deals with students using parts of their body to measure the depth of plantings, or the distance between plantings. There is a great area where students can look at pictures of things to plant and get pertinent information.""

Exploratorium: The museum of science, art and human perception at the Palace of Fine Arts
"Learn how to grow your own food! This terrific site for kids will help you plan your garden and teach you the gardening basics. A teacher's guide is also available for each section."

Exploratorum Ten Cool Sites
"Learn how to grow your own food! This terrific site for kids will help you plan your garden and teach you the gardening basics. A teacher's guide is also available for each section."

First School Preschool Activities and Crafts

FirstGov for Kids
"Students can learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places."

First-School

First-School.ws

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - School Gardens - Web Resources
"This Web site is for teachers of 4th grade students and aims to make learning fun. It's about gardens and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces."

Geometry.Net

Georgia Department of Education - Georgia Standards - Learning Activity - Trees and People

Girl Scouts

Halton - Web Connections - Science: School Homework and Teaching Aid

Halton Web Connections - Science: School Homework and Teaching Aid

Heinemann Library - Perason Library - Garden Creatures

homework help online
"This site, aimed at fourth graders, provides information and activities for children to start and grow their own garden. Includes teacher suggestions."

IGS Hydrophonics Supplies

Illuminations

Independence Public Library - Children's Games

International Peace Garden - Children's Page - Links for Kids

James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School
"learn how to plan, and grow a flower of vegetable garden"

Joe Ant

Joe Ant web directory
"Shows elementary school students the basics and fun of gardening. Includes teachers' guide."

Joe Ant web directory

Journeyer's Chronicles - 2008 - June - At Home - Family - 10 Family Fun Links
"My First Garden is a great instructional site for kids who are interested in gardening (or parent’s who’d like to get their kids interested)."

Just 4 Girls
"Learn how to plant your very own garden."

Kaboose - Kid's Links - Hobbies - Gardening - Gardening Links
"This simple site teaches kids to manage a garden in a totally basic way!"

Kate Sullivan Elementary Schools
"A primary site considered "a guide to the world of fun and clever gardening.""

Kids Gardening

Kid's Valley Garden

Kids.net.au
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

LakeNet Northwest Indiana - KidsNet - Articles - Hobbies for Kids & Teens

Lakota Public Schools - Classoom Connect Connection Newsletter - Links - Page 23

Lawrence Online
""Get ready to make learning about gardens, flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture a really fun experience for yourself and for the children you teach. This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places.""

LDS Homeschooling in California - Nature and Science - Free Resources

Leafy Life - Snapdragons

Library of Congress - Journeys and Crossings - School Gardens with Constance Carter - Web Sites

Library of Congress - School Gardens with Constance Carter - Web Sites of Interest

Lincoln Daily News, Lincoln, IL

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education - Science - e-Catalog - 3rd Grade - e-Journal
"This site has information about making a garden. Maybe you have planted seeds in a garden in the spring or in the summer. You could tell all about how you prepared your garden for the seeds and plants."

Market Place for the Mind

Marketplace for the Mind

Math Forum

Math Forum

Math Forum

Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library
"A garden site that deals with the planning of a garden: where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students use parts of the body to measure the depth of plantings or the distance between plantings."

Monterey Bay (CA) Master Gardeners

Mrs. Higgins' Grade Five/Six Class
"This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places."

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
"The University of Illinois Extension service presents this well-designed project that connects gardening to science, social studies and mathematics. Through various activities students will learn to collect and organize data, measure using non-standard units, and plan and problem solve using estimation. For example in “Gardening Fundamentals” teachers will find activities such as "You Are the Ruler" in which students use parts of their bodies to measure planting depths and distances between plants. Teachers may first orient themselves to the project by reviewing Illinois state objectives or go directly to some of the math activities found in “Gardening Fundamentals.” Some activities may be beyond earlier grades, such as interpreting seed packages, but may be easily adapted. For teachers who already use plant-growing projects in the classroom, there are many additional ideas for incorporating math into such projects making this site well-worth reviewing."

Natural Resources Defense Council - Reference and Links: For Kids - Plants

Nelson County Public Library - InfoCenter for Kids - Home and Family - Gardening

New Park Elementary School - 1st Grade Websites - Science Web Sites
"a guide to the world of fun and clever gardening!"

North Hunterdon High School Media Center - Gardening - Web Sites

Ocean County Library

Omaha Public Schools - King Science and Technology Magnet - Discovery Day - Horticulture

Omaha Public Schools - R.M. Marrs Magnet - Library - Classroom Links - Gardening with Mrs. Madsen

Orange County Library System - Virtual Galleries - Gardening -Topical

Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
"very child-friendly, includes a teachers guide section, and is in English and Spanish"

Organic Garden Tips
"great way to figure out how to measure distances with your hands and feet."

Paradise Elementary School - Links - Science - Environment

Perth Website Directory
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Pickle Elementary School - Science Sites - Environment Sites

Plants National Database
"An interactive guide to "plan[ning], nurtur[ing], and enjoy[ing] the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden," "My First Garden" clearly relays the basic steps necessary in creating a garden and provides a detailed "Teacher's Guide.” Spanish and English"

Popular Directory
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Rare Exotic Seeds - Various Gardening Websites - Child Gardening, Kids Gardening, Kids Plants
"A simple guide to help any kid to have is first garden."

Read Write Think

Rogers Park Garden Group - Special Gardens - Gardening For Kids

Royal Oaks Elementary - April Sites - Arbor Day

Saint Louis Public Library
"Find tips to the world of fun and clever gardening."

Saskatoon Public Schools
"This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places."

Sd701 Open Directory
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Seattle.gov - P-Patch Community Gardens - Regional Gardening & Food Resources

Selbyville Public Library - For Children - Fun Links

Shadows

Shasta County Office of Education - Resources & Links - Plant Sites

Shawnee Mission School District - Interactive Web Sites PK-6 - Teachers and Students

Shenendenhowa Central School District
"Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden."

Siox Falls Education Department - Dr. Peterson - K-8 Science Sites - Great Science Sites

Siox Falls Education Department - Dr. Peterson - K-8 Science Sites - Great Science Sites

South Washington County Schools - Student Links - Science

SpaceStation42.com

St. Michael Catholic School - Fourth Grade - Plants

Sterling Heights Public Library - Staff Picks

Study Plans
"There's plenty to tie into a summer unit of gardening, including health, nutrition, and plant basics and anatomy. For a beginner's guide to setting up a garden with elementary-aged children, try this site, with a teacher's guide, planning resources, and more."

Surfing the Net with Kids
"'Take a walk around your yard and look for spots that have good sunlight, are easy to get water to, and aren't in the way of somebody else trying to have fun in the yard.' My First Garden from the University of Illinois Extension is blooming with step-by-step gardening instructions for elementary kids, and the parents and teachers helping them. Best clicks are Garden in Unbelievable Places (how about planting in your old tennis shoes?) and a downloadable, reproducible Garden Journal template."

Teach the Children Well

Teacher Help.org - Resources for Teachers - Life Science - Plants

The Express Page

The Flower Expert - Growing Flowers - Marigolds - Interesting Information

The Math Forum
"This garden site deals with the planning of the garden, such as where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students will particularly enjoy "You Are the Ruler," an activity for using parts of their bodies to measure the depth of plantings, or the distance between plantings."

The Math Forum @ Drexel
"A garden site that deals with the planning of a garden: where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students use parts of the body to measure the depth of plantings or the distance between plantings. More information is included in a Teacher's Guide."

The Math Forum @ Drexel University
"A garden site that deals with the planning of a garden: where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students use parts of the body to measure the depth of plantings or the distance between plantings."

The Potted Learning Pages (UK)

The WelchWrite Company
"A Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening. This site is a great introduction to gardening for kids. It includes activities, information and a teacher's guide on how to integrate gardening into the classroom."

UCI Summer Science Institute - The Reproduction of Flowering Plants - Task 5 - Create a Garden

UNC School of Information and Library Science

Univ of Nebraska Cooperative Extension

University of California Cooperative Extension - San Mateo-San Francisco Counties - Links

University of California Monterey Bay Master Garderners

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

University of Florida Extension - Lawn & Garden - Getting Started - Basics - Other Sites

University of Missouri Extension

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension - Lancaster County
"Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden. (University of Illinois)"

University of North Carolina - SILS Digital Project Repository - Gardening -

University School of Milwaukee Lower School - Library
"A fun and clever guide to the world of gardening."

University-and-college
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

UT Extension Tennessee 4-H

Vaughan Public Libraries

Vermont Leaf
"The University of Illinois, a USDA growing zone 5 area, sponsors My First Garden"

Whitman-Hanson School District - Grade Three - Science - Teacher Guide - Plants

Woodlawn School - Wiki - Second Grade - Science

Woodlawn Schools - Second Grade Science - Resources

www.interactiva.org
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

 

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