Global Garden Class Weekly Briefing
March 15 - March 21, 2004
Spring Weather Report Form
Send in your weather reports and become part of the Camp Internet Weather GIS
Moon Gardening 2004
What do plants need to grow? That is the first question we ask as we give everyone an Introduction to
the science of Sustainable
Agriculture. Goto: http://www.rain.org/global-garden/science/science-project-plants.html
first unit. Once we know what plants need to grow we will look at what it takes to create the special habitat
we call a "garden".
Math is a core part of sustainable agriculture studies. It is part of the larger science framework which includes
chemistry, meterology and more.
This year we will use GIS and the creating of a GIS map of our class gardens.
to see how the basic information gathering template
This is where the practical math begins, acturately recording latitude, longitude and descriptions. We will study this month
how to use Excel to create a data list for your garden GPS project.
Your Reading study-unit is to review some basic gardening vocabulary.
Go to the
vocabulary list at
We will study the history of farming and garding this year. New inventions like
the plow Thomas Jefferson designed, will be part of our study along with the creation of
a Sustainable Agriculture Timeline, part of our ongoing History Timline project.
Goto this link to review the History Class
Plant People study unit begins
VIDEO- Camp Internet Student VIDEO is some of the best on the Net -
Classroom teams are invited to submit 3 to 5 minute videos (digital or
regular). Subject of the video should explore issues of social
responsibility, environmental issues, school activities and sports, community events
current work with Camp Internet.
Video should be sent as an attachment or mailed to:
Youth Technology Corps Video
1129 State Street A-7
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
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