This activity is a ready-to-use cross-curricular teaching resource. It is intended for NZC levels 1–2. The student worksheet can be printed and does not require internet access, making it suitable for students working away from a school setting.
The purpose is to encourage students to:
- identify the parts of a plant
- observe and classify leaves by shape, size and other simple characteristics
- use leaves to practise numeracy skills (number knowledge and measurement)
- conduct a simple investigation over 2–3 days.
The worksheet also contains a word search and suggestions for art activities.
Feel free to edit the Word document to meet the needs of your programme and your learners.
Students working at level 1 will require reading support.
Download the Word file (see link below).
For more learning about plants, have a go with the Plant parts – graphic organiser activity. This uses an interactive or paper-based graphic organiser to help students categorise plant parts.
Explore the rākau/tree unit of learning created by Mokoro Gillett (Tumuaki o Te Wharekura o Te Rau Aroha) and Norman Mason (Botanist at Manaaki Whenua)