Grades 2-4 | 75 minutes
Plants are all around us and play an essential role in the lives of many living things – including ours! Students will investigate plant parts, life cycles, pollination, and discover the relationships between plants and other living things. Discover what makes a plant, and what common organisms are not actually plants. Focusing on flowering plants, your class will explore the UBC Herbarium exhibits, get hands-on with real museum specimens, share their learning with each other, and get moving with an interactive game.
- Science 2: All things have a life cycle
- Metamorphic and non-metamorphic life cycles of different organisms
- Science 3: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems
- Biodiversity in the local environment
- Science 4: All living things and their environment are interdependent
- The ways organisms in ecosystems sense and respond to their environment.
Many of our Educator Resources can support your visit. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Colouring Pages
Scavenger Hunts and Museum Activities
We suggest using a scavenger hunt before or after your program to help students explore the museum in a guided way.
- Forest Biodiversity
- Parts of a Flower Worksheet
- What’s in each Collection?
- Pressing Plants
- Nature Guides and Logs (specifically on plants)
Please visit our Educator Resources page to download these materials.