Trying new foods at early care and education sites is a great way expand children’s taste pallets. This resource shows how a simple apple taste testing can connect with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. This resource is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. View Resource »
This comprehensive project (designed for 5th graders) incorporates concepts of plant physiology, companion planting, ecology, history, and ethnobotany. It links to Next Generation Science Standards and is written to span two school years, but concepts could be adapted for shorter lessons. View Resource »
A similar lesson for younger students can be found here.
Want to cook with your Three Sisters harvest? Here’s a recipe!
Wisconsin is home to indigenous and traditional foods from many cultures. Traditional foods increase participation, fruit and vegetable consumption, and students’ knowledge and awareness of the food and culture Wisconsin has to offer. This resource supports the incorporation of traditional foods. View Resource »
Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the relationships that exist between people and plants. Students share recipes of their favorite foods and research the origins and historical uses of important plant ingredients. Written for grades 3-6; adaptable for other ages. View Resource »