Autumnal Botany for little ones
(plant science) for ages 5-10 years (KS1/KS2)
This 4-week botany course will focus on plants, trees and fungi in the Autumn season, so children can explore what they learn outside afterward! Students will be encouraged to do some home learning between each webinar, e.g. going on “treasurehunts” to find examples of what we have talked about such as conkers and tree species. Note: Although fungi is not part of the plant kingdom, it will be included in week 4 as traditionally fungi is also studied within the bracket of botany.
Please note that these are webinar-style lessons. This means children cannot be seen or heard during the lesson. There is a typed Q and A feature if joining live to ask questions, and quizzes to join in with. Recordings available to all who sign up. Worksheet sent after each class.
Monday at 1130am-12m (UK time) for 4 weeks from 27th Sep. £6 total for the course.
27th Sep: The science of plants: introduction to the parts of plants and trees. We will look at some dropped leaves of trees and identify them, too!
4th Oct: Autumnal botany: Why do leaves turn orange and drop in the Autumn?
11th Oct: Autumnal Botany: Let’s learn about conkers, “helicopter seeds” , pinecones etc.
18th Oct: Autumnal Botany: Mushrooms and toadstools in Autumn.