Elemental Gardeners Water can be utilized alone or in conjunction with the other six Elemental Gardeners lessons for a complete unit of study on growing edible plants and living sustainability.
In this lesson plan students will learn the importance of proper irrigation to heatlhy soil and plants. Historical irrigation will be explored along with modern irrigation options and recommendations. Students will also learn how the phases of the moon affect water levels in a soil system, indicating the optimum time to plant different plants.
This lesson plan includes educational literature, a DIY Plastic Water Bottle Rain Gauge activity, a Moon Phase Garden Planning activity, a vocabulary list, and a suggested reading list. For teachers in Virginia this lesson plan also provides SOL Math and Science Objectives alignment.