This fun workshop introduces children to the idea of classification. They will discover that just like animals, plants have families, and learn some ways plants might be grouped together. Children will have the opportunity to hone their observational skills out in the garden and identify plants using simple keys.
This workshop is available April to October.
- Visit the Garden’s plant family beds
- Sort plants into groups based on their characteristics
- Make careful observations of plants growing in the Garden
- Use simple identification keys
- Plant a seed to take back to school
This workshop supports the following sections of the curriculum:
- Sc4/2.1a recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
- Sc4/2.1b explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
- Sc4/2.1c recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
- Sc3/1 Working scientifically
Complimentary self-led activities
If you are looking for ideas of activities to self-lead in the Garden after your workshop ends, we recommend: