Emphasis on Living and non-living things
Exploring the school environment
- Take the children into their school grounds to look for habitats of microorganisms, plants and animals.
- Using a magnifying glass
Present students with magnifying glasses and explain its use and how to use it.
- Make a collection of living and non-living things
Identify and classify things into these groups.
Discuss: ‘What makes something a living thing?’
The magnifying glasses could be used to examine collected samples.
Different areas of the garden and built structures
Comparing your school environment to ErinEarth.
Look at an enlarged map of ErinEarth and identify the different areas:
the vegie garden, the dam, the windmill, the shed, the house, the chook yard, the wetlands and the gazebo.
Encourage children to talk about the differences between this map of ErinEarth and their own garden or the school grounds.(Map of ErinEarth)
Growing things in the classroom
Grow wheat, cress or mustard (something that grows quickly) in the classroom to stimulate interest in how plats grow from seed.
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