Following this lesson is an ideal way for students to participate in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your students will join thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.
- Students understand that trees are living things.
- Students understand that seeds have a growth cycle from seed to tree.
- Students understand how to plant and care for a tree.
- Students take responsibility for their local environment.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.7.
Australian Curriculum content description: As this activity is intended to adapt for a range of year levels, no explicit links have been provided.
Topic: Schools Tree Day, Biodiversity.
Year levels: Year 7 – 10
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Facilitate students in sharing their ideas about planting trees.
Resources required: Seeds, Student Worksheet.
Homework and extension opportunities: Encourage students to plant a tree at home.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.