Gardening can be a year-round activity and is a great way to connect children with nature and teach them how to care for Papatūānuku.
This webinar will discuss ways of involving tamariki in the whole process of gardening, explore what this means in terms of kaitiakitanga, developing respect for Papatūānuku and learning about maramataka.
We look at ways to teach tamariki to care for a Summer garden, such as water conservation, mulching, general care of plants, pest control, seed sowing and planting during the Summer months.
Visit the Growing Kiwi Gardeners website for more information and to register for this webinar.
Use Plant reproduction – literacy and numeracy learning links to record and deepen student understanding of key science ideas.
Explore the life cycle of plants further with these articles:
- Flowering plant life cycles
- Flower parts
- The seed-flower life cycle
- Vegetative plant propagation
- Plant reproduction without seeds
The Connected article Te tapa ingoa explores how early Māori went about naming and grouping the plants and animals they found around them.
For more Connected garden resources, see:
Try these activities with your students:
- Plant parts
- Let's look at flowers
- Student-led investigations about seeds
- Growing new plants without seeds
For more resources linking science and gardens and plants, see our Garden collection – full of resources to support planning to develop a school garden. Log in to make this collection part of your private collection, just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content and notes and make other changes.
We also have a Garden science Pinterest board full of inspiring resources.