Students will explore the important relationship between healthy plants and healthy soil!
Through games and roleplay, students will learn what seeds require in order to germinate, grow and how humans can impact this process. During the tour of EcoHouse, students will visit our vermicomposter (worm bins!) and learn the importance of compost. To highlight how important plants are as food to humans, students run a race to learn where on the plant our food comes from (ie fruit, root, stem).
Grade 3 → Science and Technology: Soils in the Environment, Growth and Changes in Plants
- Investigate the process of composting and explain some advantages and disadvantages of composting
- Assess ways in which plants are important to humans and other living things, taking different points of view into consideration and suggest ways in which humans can protect plants.
- Assess the impact of different human activities on plants, and list personal actions they can engage in to minimize harmful effects and enhance good effects.
- Describe the basic needs of plants, including air, water, light, warmth and space