Plant Life: Enquiry

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How can we make children’s learning about the importance of plants to human life seem relevant to them?

Enquiry question

We invite classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, parents and other interested persons to give us feedback on our new life-based learning themes.

The Plant Life learning domain [outlined in the proposed MAC learning programme] identifies four study action areas to develop children’s understanding of the importance of plants to human life.

  1. All about plants
  2. The importance of plants to human life
  3. Threats to plant habitats
  4. Living sustainably

A singular feature of MAC is to shine a spotlight on the importance of children learning about plants. Plants are the bedrock of our economies, our food security, our health and our quality of life. They provide humans with the essentials of life — food, renewable materials, oxygen, the rain cycle, fresh water and medicines. They are the starting point in every food chain, essential for all animal life — including humans. In MAC children learn not just the science of plants, but also how plants are an essential part of their everyday lives.

Tell us what you think

Your views will help us develop life-based learning.