Schools Tree Day - How to plant a tree

Schools Tree Day - How to plant a tree

Lesson 7 of 11 in this unit

  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 10
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizen Science
  • Conservation
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Lesson summary

This resource helps students learn how to plant, and care for seedlings. It encourages young people to head outside into nature to care for and appreciate their local environment. 

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that trees are living things
  • understand that seeds have a growth cycle from seed to tree
  • understand how to plant and care for a tree
  • take responsibility for their local environment. 

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content description: 

As this activity is intended to adapt for a range of year levels, no explicit links have been provided.

Year levels: EL to Year 10

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.7.

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Facilitate students in sharing their ideas about planting trees.

Resources required

  • Seeds
  • Student Worksheet

Additional info

Following this lesson is an ideal way for students to participate in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your students will join thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.

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