Pesticide Watch Card

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After learning that some of the chemicals we add to food crops may have harmful consequences on our health and the health of the environment, learners will create a pocket-sized card with their favorite fruits and vegetables, listing those that should be purchased organically grown. This detailed lesson plan includes teacher resources, key vocabulary words, wrap-up discussion questions, and is standards-based. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
    • Ecology
      • Human Impact
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • California Academy of Sciences


  • , California Academy of Sciences, 2007