Ask the children to think of some ways that people use plants. Make a list of their response.
Looking For Clues
Take the children for a nature walk. Have them look for the many different ways that people in the neighborhood use plants. Compare what they found with the original list.
Lesson No. 1
Objective: To help the children understand the many ways people use plants.
Have the children take the following grid home and complete it with their parents. Have the children return the list to school the next day.
We are discussing the importance of plants in our class. Please list the types of plants you have in and around your home. List the name of the plant and its use. Include plants we eat, garden plants, yard plants, trees, etc. Include pictures of your plants if you can.
Name of Plant
Type of Plant (house, garden, yard, etc.)
Usage of Plant
Allow the children to share the various kinds of plants on their list with the class.