Early Years (Age 3 – 6)
Kindergarten: Observation and identification of living things in the natural environment
Communicate with others in a variety of ways:
Use processes and skills of an inquiry stance:
Demonstrate an awareness of the natural and built environment
Express their responses to a variety of forms:
Use technological problem-solving strategies:
Demonstrate an understanding of the natural world and the need to care for and respect the environment:
Using the Plant Picture Identification Guide, students identify the types of plants they observe.
Suggest they use their problem-solving skills to match the name of the plants in the guide to the plants they see around the outdoor classroom.
Ask groups of students to share the types of plants they have been able to identify.
How many different kinds of plants did students find?
What commonalities do they see between plants? What differences?
Closure: Students draw any plants they find particularly interesting. Ask them why the plant was chosen. If possible, scribe their reasoning back in the classroom.