- identify and describe the structure of seeds
- discover the role of seeds in plant life cycles
- harvest, clean, store and propagate seeds from the garden
- recognise simple patterns in data and describe their conclusions.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Australian Curriculum Content description
Year 5 Science
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
- With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086)
Year 6 Science
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
- With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS103)
Syllabus outcomes: ST3-4WS, ST3-10LW, ST3-11LW.
Time required: Six tasks; 60 minutes each.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High
Resources required: Plants with seeds ready to harvest, coloured wool, markers, paper bags.
Digital tech opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities
There’s an app for that: The Garden Planner – A personal trainer for Australian vegetable gardeners. You’ll know what to plant when, what to do today, what’s going to happen tomorrow, and when you will be harvesting food you grew yourself.
Key words: Seeds, harvest, seasons, planting, adaptations
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Adapted from LandLearn: Learning in the Garden