Using Plants in Education
Teaching Children About Plants and Wildlife
Educating children about plants and wildlife is not just a fun and exciting thing to do in your own garden, local park or other outdoor space. It is also a vital part of their school education, understanding how plants and animals live, breed and survive is key to understanding many aspects about their own life, health, environment and the world all around them.
Our Miracle-Gro'wers Academy is designed to help children learn about many aspects of plant growth, health, nutrition. Make sure your childrens school has signed up to our latest project in our Miracle-Gro'wers Learning Journey.
How You Can Help Your Children Learn and Grow
Depending what schooling age your child is currently at, you could look at the government guidelines for their school year and encourage them to join you outside and learn about the world around them and what makes it 'tick'.
In Year Two understanding includes how animals get food from plants, seeing how seeds and bulbs mature into plants.
In Year 3 learning advances to identifying the functions of parts of a plant, understanding the requirement for plants life.
To help in Year 4, try teaching your children about how to group living things, plants for example could be flowering plants and non-flowering plants (ferns and mosses for example).
Year 5 encourages children to start looking at the environment around them, and ventures into the reproductive cycle of plants.