Schools Tree Day - Local Forest Mural

Schools Tree Day - Local Forest Mural

Lesson 4 of 11 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizen Science
  • Conservation
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students take part in a nature walk to connect to their local environment. They demonstrate their prior knowledge of ecosystems by contributing to a class mural. Students draw and cut out different elements that they would find in their environment and place them on the mural.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • use a basic concept of scale when they paint/draw their images and use location to place their images on the mural.
  • connect to nature by discovering their local environment.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content description:

Science Year 1:

  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)

Science Year 2:

  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)

Syllabus OutcomesST1-10LW, ST1-11LW

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.

Time required: 60+ mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – Prepare surface for the mural and conduct a nature walk.

Resources required

  • Art materials including scissors and paste
  • 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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