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Grade

Project

Month

K

Constructing Butterfly Houses

The Kindergarten students will tend to a butterfly garden, plus build and decorate a butterfly house. The students will be able to identify plants that attract butterflies and describe the habitat of a butterfly and determine the importance of a butterfly house. Their importance lies in encouraging backyard habitats suited to local and migrating butterflies.

April

1

Constructing Bird Feeders out of Recyclables

The first grade student will construct one type of bird feeder by repurposing a plastic soda bottle and be able to identify sunflower as a feed for birds.         

November

2

Constructing and Utilizing A Rain Gauge

The 2nd grade students will learn how to build and read a rain gauge. The students will then record data and present their data on a graph.

March

3

Growing Bonnie Plant Cabbage Plants

The 3rd grade students will grow a cabbage plant in order to understand where food comes from, healthy eating and raise their environmental consciousness.

April

4

Trout in the Classroom

GREEN Charter has partnered with the SC Department of Natural Resources and Trout Unlimited in order to raise trout from eggs to fingerlings. Students are responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the fish. Once the trout are about 2 inches in length the students release them into a freshwater stream at Table Rock State Park. This program is designed to raise awareness of Trout, freshwater conservation and recreational fishing.

December

5

Meal Worm Farm

The 4th grade students will grow, observe and harvest  a meal worm farm in order provide a healthy supplement for our laying hens.

October

6

Rain Barrels

6th grade students will harvest rainwater in order to provide irrigation to our chicken garden.

all year

7

4-H Rockets to the Rescue:

In light of the recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, National 4-H Council is asking youth to design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster victims. The students  will learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue.

October

School-Wide

Raising Laying Hens

The students of GREEN Charter  are raising laying hens in order to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans, chickens and the environment. The students care, feed, and interact with our flock in order to collect eggs, observe behavior,and grow feed.

all year