Lesson Description: In this lesson students plan a garden and experience a scarcity of space. Their space is defined by a beach towel. They want to grow a lot of food items for their garden but must make decisions as space is scarce. They use enlarged photos of plants to place on the beach towel to help them make their final decisions. Student learning is assessed by questions and a class discussion.
Economics: Scarcity, Opportunity Costs
Mathematics: Nonstandard Measurement, Area, Perimeter