Plant Life Links

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This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.

Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use in the classroom. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.

All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.

Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of life-based learning or of MAC.


Plant Life -MAC life-based learning theme 7

Plant life: Policy and guidance support for children learning about and experiencing the relevance of plants to their lives.

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/human-society-under-urgent-threat-loss-earth-natural-life-un-report

An article setting out 10 environmental benefits of planting a tree (South Africa)

https://greenpop.org/10-environmental-benefits-planting-tree/

An article (from a commercial company) setting out the benefits of indoor plants

https://www.ambius.com/learn/benefits-of-our-services/

An article on the benefits of nature (USA)

https://news.mongabay.com/2011/04/what-does-nature-give-us-a-special-earth-day-article/

Forestry Commission (UK)

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forestry-commission

Forestry England (UK)

https://www.forestryengland.uk/

An article about the future of food

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/future-of-food/

An article on the environmental factors affecting plant growth (USA)

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/environmental-factors-affecting-plant-growth

Information on five of the UK’s most poisonous plants

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/meet-five-uk-s-most-poisonous-plants/

WWF article on the impact of deforestation and forest degradation (UK)

https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation-and-forest-degradation

Plant life: Practical material to use in the classroom

Teaching resources from Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) (UK)

https://www.saps.org.uk/

https://www.saps.org.uk/primary/teaching-resources

https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/collection/4089

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/84753/primary-science-investigations-plants

Classroom-friendly information about plants and life on Earth (USA)

http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/earth.html

Information on how to set up a school garden (and much more) (USA)

http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/greenthumbchallengesub/curriculum-and-activities/garden-as-a-teaching-tool.html

Practical child-friendly ideas for living more sustainably (UK)

http://www.ecofriendlykids.co.uk/naturalresourcesearth.html

Lesson-resource site aimed at ESL teachers:

https://eslflow.com/environmentlessonplans.html