Creating a Living Garden
A garden that is good for plants, animals and people.
Understand - classifying, summarizing and inferring. What do we have in the garden? What does a living garden need? How could we use the space? What changes should we make?
Create - planning and producing. The students will be involved in designing and constructing structures to encourage wildlife. There is the opportunity to design areas in the garden where wild flowers and long grass can grow. Students will also design the space to influence the way we can use the garden.
Evaluate - checking and critiquing. Monitoring the impact of the changes, testing the different designs.
Concepts: interdependence, change
Science Strand: Living things
Skills: a, b, c, e
Examine interactions between living things and non-living parts of the environment
Analyse the effects of changing a link in an ecosystem
Explain how human activities can have positive or adverse effects on local and other environments
Social Studies Strands: Human and natural environments and resources and the environment
Skills: a, b, d
They will realize the significance of developing a sense of belonging and stewardship towards the environment, valuing and caring for it, in the interests of themselves and future generations.
They will gain an understanding of how and why people manage resources.