Schools Tree Day - Patterns in nature

Schools Tree Day - Patterns in nature

Lesson 8 of 11 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizen Science
  • Conservation
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students use their observation skills in a structured way to explore our environment. Your class will explore some of the amazing colours, shapes, patterns and textures found in nature, especially in trees. The class will take a nature walk around the school or a nearby park, spotting as many colours as they can, observing the different shapes and patterns found along the walk, and feeling the different textures of a variety of objects along the walk.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • use observation skills and the senses
  • describe, compare and sort colours, shapes, textures and pattern of natural objects
  • connect with nature and be inspired to increase the biodiversity of the local area.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Foundation Science:

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

Foundation Mathematics:

  • Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings (ACMNA005)

Syllabus OutcomesSTe-8NEMAe‑1WM, MAe‑2WM, MAe‑3WM, MAe‑8NA

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinkingNumeracy.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.

Time required: 60 mins

Resources required

  • One average size shopping bag
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online 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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