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Let’s Talk Plants & Environment

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Biodiversity & Habitats, Climate Science, Plants

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Scientific Literacy

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An interactive set of science teaching resources to encourage discussion about plants and the environment.

These science teaching and learning materials include activities which are based around a series of resources developed by SSERC. They are aimed at pupils from age 10-14 as part of their science studies or a PSE/PSHE (personal/social/health education) programme.

Pupils will develop the important skills of expressing informed and balanced opinions based on understanding and evidence. Two sets of activities have been developed: Plants Matter and Environmental Issues.


What does each activity offer?

The Plants Matter activity aims to encourage the pupils to discuss some of the issues and conflicts associated with preserving forests, providing habitats for wild animals within farmland and the importance of plants in the oceans.

The Environmental Issues activity aims to encourage the pupils to discuss some of the issues and conflicts associated with global environmental issues (pollution, habitat destruction, global warming, malnutrition and disease).

Boy biting an apple

Plants Matter

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Can in ocean

Environmental Issues

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Safety Notice & Disclaimer

PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.