Giving plants a voice

Giving plants a voice was the exciting start to the first NST workshop for Gr 4 teachers. 

The Primary Science Programme (PSP) runs regular teacher development workshops at Edith Stephens nature reserve https://www.psp.org.za/about/. The Hands-on-Environment Project (HOEP) offers teachers the chance to bring their class to the reserve and have an outdoors lesson. PSP have excellent  Gr 4-6 NST materials for sale. https://www.psp.org.za/materials/

 

interviewing a plant
interviewing a plant
worksheets to interview an animal and a plant
worksheets to interview an animal and a plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constructing playdough animals is fun and makes you think 

 

A new species of playdough animal
A new species of playdough animal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each group of teachers was required to introduce their animal and explain how it survives the environment at Edith Stephens. There was only time to explain only one of the seven life processes

Explaining the structure of a playdough animal
Explaining the structure of a playdough animal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of the course teachers were energised and inspired to teach the topic practically in their lessons.

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