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.
- 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
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
- Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
- Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings (ACMNA005)
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.
Time required: 60 mins
- One average size shopping bag
- Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet
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.