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HOOKED ON HORTICULTURE - 3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum

UNIT A:   USING GARDEN CENTERS TO DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF PLANTS
LESSON 1:
   Learning Plant Parts 
LESSON 2:   Identifying Plants at the Garden Center and in the Landscape
LESSON 3:   Transplanting and Caring for Your Plants
LESSON 4:   Greenhouse Plant Technicians and Golf Course Superintendents Propagate Plants
LESSON 5:   Scheduling Planting Dates for Flowering Potted Plants

UNIT B:   USING MATH TO CREATE FUNCTIONAL LANDSCAPES
LESSON 1: 
  Designing Paver Walkways and Patios Using Geometric Shapes
LESSON 2:   Designing Shrub and Flower Beds
LESSON 3:   Designing Retaining Walls
LESSON 4:   How Many Plants will Fit on a Bench? Measuring Pot Sizes

UNIT C:   WATER IN THE LANDSCAPE
LESSON 1:
   The Water Cycle
LESSON 2:   Soils and Plants Help to Keep Our Water Clean
LESSON 3:   Water Gardens
LESSON 4:   Rain Sensors: Turn the Water Off When It’s Raining