Schools Outreach Activities
In this session pupils will lean about the lifecycle of plants, how some plants adapt to survive and how to identify species. Pupils will also look at qualities of plants as inspiration for design.
10 mins- Introduction to Centre leader. Name game energiser to quickly get to know each other.
15 mins Intro to Sustainability Ethics. Earth Care, People Care, Fair shares. Visual aids and board to engage and explain. Circle discussion.
Earth care. The lifecycle of plants. How we can learn from nature. How species adapt.
Fair shares: How we share our resources during activities.
20 mins Nature scavenger hunt. Species identification. How species adapt to survive and what we can learn from them. Biomimicry: looking at their qualities & functions, and how they can inspire design.
20 mins Paper Potters. Making plant pots from paper, and planting seeds for school or home. Creating the right conditions for your plant to grow.
OR 20 mins Making paper seeds packets to save seeds. How to save and keep seeds.
10 mins. People Care: Circle time with an earth based song. Using sticks to create rhythm.
Design and technology KS2 understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown
Science KS2 find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers, explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant, investigate the way in which water is transported within plant, explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal