|Temporal and geographic description
|This curriculum was designed for Lake County, California, but notes throughout the curriculum provide suggestions for adapting to other locations.
|Primary or BEN resource type
|Secondary resource type
|General Biology Core Concepts
|Discipline Specific Core Concepts
|General Biology Competencies
|Life science discipline (subject)
|plants, soils, place-based education, scientific process, seeds, serpentine
|Intended End User Role
|Pedagogical Use Category
|Pedagogical Use Description
|This curriculum is intended to be used as an ongoing program over 10+ weeks to teach scientific process and local ecology. It was designed for use in Northern California, with lessons taught by graduate and undergraduate student volunteer instructors visiting a rural elementary school in a nearby region once a week. However, we encourage people to adapt our curriculum and framework so that it suits their setting, audience, curricular requirements, and logistical constraints. Many lessons or the general framework can be adapted to different systems and lessons can be adapted to stand alone or as subsets of the full curriculum. We provide a section of the Curriculum Overview as well as "Adapt This!" boxes throughout the lesson plans with our suggestions for tailoring the curriculum to your needs. Indeed, we hope that you will adapt the curriculum in ways that centers the local ecology in the location where the curriculum is taught.
We suggest that you begin with the Curriculum Overview and/or the PDF of the overview and the lesson plans (AllLessons document) to get a sense for the curriculum as a whole and what each lesson contains.
|This curriculum includes 10 classroom and 1 field-based lessons that fit together to teach the scientific process, plant ecology, and place-based ecology to late elementary or early middle-school aged students. We provide here all of the lesson plans, along with a program framework and suggestions for adapting the program's lessons or the entire program structure to other systems while maintaining the place-based ecology emphasis.
|Full Name of Primary Author
|Primary Author Controlled Name
|Primary Author Affiliation
|University of California, Davis
|Primary Author email
|Secondary Author Name(s)
|Barbara Fernandez, Maureen Stanton, Stella Copeland, Carmen Cortez, Lauren Camp, Jan Ng, Kara Moore
|Added By Id
|The KiDS program is available for free and open use and adaptation. We ask that you credit the authors and program if you use our work.
|Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection
|Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection
|Big Data Collection
|Date Of Record Submission
|Date Of Record Release
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|Date Last Modified
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