This 3-lesson sequence teaches children the knowledge and skills needed to curate a school museum and encourages them to think about everyday objects from a fresh perspective. It helps develop inquiry skills and encourages story telling.
The first lesson asks students to gather plant-based objects from around their house and bring them to school to develop their inquiry skills through observation. The second part explores why plants are so important in our daily lives, including in terms of food, shelter, medicine, and wellbeing. The third part allows students to work together to create their own plant-based museum by labelling and providing information on their items.
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a botanic garden in southwest London that was founded in 1840. They seek to understand and protect plants and fungi for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth (Source).