In this activity our educators will take your students on a journey to discover the wonderful world of seeds and plant life cycles.

Foundation to Years 3 – guided by an adult.

Years 3 to 6 students – self-guided.

Curriculum links: Science, Design and Technologies, Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy.

Teacher resource section:

Begin by watching the videos and getting students ready by ensuring they have access to newspaper, soil, seeds and a jar.

Here are two ways to use this resource:

  1. Add to your own learning system – download the resources and copy/embed YouTube links.
  2. Send students directly to the activity page for instructional videos and links. Foundation to Year 3 will need to be guided through the steps.

We recommend that students do this online activity in the following sequence:

  1. Watch: welcome video
  2. Get ready: get equipment for hands-on activity
  3. Explore: Go on a hunt for a seed and draw what their seed will grow into
  4. Discover: Watch suite of videos to learn about plant adaptations, life cycles and prepare for the Kahoot quiz
  5. Make: Watch Plant a seed instructional video to learn how to make a pot and plant a seed
  6. Play: Kahoot to test students’ knowledge
  7. Move: watch ‘Seed Stretch Grow’
  8. Take it further by downloading additional resources and activities provided

Curriculum links

Here is how you might use the Plant a seed online activity to teach the Victorian Curriculum:

Level Learning Area Content Descriptor
F-2 Science Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met.
F-2 Science Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions.
F-2 Design and Technologies Visualise, generate, and communicate design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling
F-2 Design and Technologies Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely.
F-2 Critical and Creative Thinking Identify, describe and use different kinds of question stems to gather information and ideas.
F-2 Dance Use simple technical and expressive skills when presenting dance that communicates ideas to an audience
3-4 Science Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive.
3-4 Design and Technologies Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions.
3-4 Critical and Creative Thinking Examine an increased range of learning strategies, including visualisation, note-taking, peer instruction and incubation, and reflect on how these can be applied to different tasks to reach a goal
5-6 Science Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
5-6 Design and Technologies Apply safe procedures when using a variety of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions.
5-6 Critical and Creative Thinking Identify and form links and patterns from multiple information sources to generate non-routine ideas and possibilities.

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