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What is beetbox?
Beetbox is a new approach to education. We fill teaching gaps in Early Education using food as a vehicle to teach STEAM. A monthly, hands on learning kit includes fully detailed and easy to read lesson plans, all required materials, and fresh ingredients - all built around a Seed-to-Table curriculum. Every beetbox includes science experiments, planting, cooking, art and engineering projects, literacy, dramatic play, decomposition studies, songs, and more. We also incorporate Common Core Mathematical and ELA Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, CDC National Health Education Standards, and Headstart Early Learning Outcomes to help boost school readiness. Beetbox eliminates the need for preparation and planning so that teachers can do what they do best.
Our philosophy is that young children learn through experiences. From our years of working with preschool children, we have designed beetbox curriculums to harness children's natural curiosity. Beetbox enlivens and simplifies lesson plans for improved educational outcomes. We provide hours 30+ hours a year of STEAM education using teacher-friendly, cost-effective, and time-saving lessons. Children explore concepts through immersive and hands-on experiences.
What's inside a beetbox?
We send everything you will need to deliver lessons, from fresh produce to napkins. We think about all the small details so you can focus on the big picture.
cooking with FRESH PRODUCE
We incorporate fresh produce for sensory exploration, to encourage discussion and to influence eating habits. Lessons include cooking projects and lots of yummy taste tests, all whilst familiarizing children with healthy food.
EASY-TO-FOLLOW LESSON PLAN
Lesson plans are designed with busy teachers in mind. We provide numbered, step-by-step guidelines, lots of clear pictures and plenty of options to add or remove activities based on the age range of the class being taught.
SCIENCE BASED CURRICULUM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) form a large component of our lesson plans. Children learn best by doing. There is measuring, counting, drawing, painting, growing, sprouting, building and so much more incorporated in to our lesson plans.
To enhance learning, we bring children experiences. "Betsy the Beet" takes children on discovery adventures related to the lesson plan theme. Touching, tasting and growing food bring our lessons to life. Children are able to experience farms, garden friendly insects along with sounds of tractors and rain, to name a few.
To minimize waste our lesson plans encourage multiple use of box contents. Even the box itself can be re-engineered to live on beyond its initial purpose. Leftover food is rarely wasted and often forms the basis of a new lesson.
TOUCH: textures, smooth, rough, cold, warm
SMELL: draw analogies to other smells, hypothesize, describe
OBSERVE: color, size, shape
SOUND: shake, tap, soft, sharp, loud, quiet
TASTE: sweet, sour, savory, hot, cold
SCIENCE: growing, cooking, decomposition
TECHNOLOGY: sounds, projecting images for experience
ENGINEERING: design, build, recycle
ART - leaf rubbing, drawing, painting
MATH: measuring, counting, weighing
PLANTING: exploring seeds of all kinds
GROWING: sprouting seeds, roots and shoots
HARVESTING: learning about the seed life cycle and the life of a farmer
COOKING: transforming food and combining flavors with simple recipes
COMPOSTING: completing the life cycle of food