This page contains organisations or website which provide curriculum links which may be of interest or use to those interested in school gardening, education or sustainability. Click on the heading to enter the site or page.
Linking Gardens to Curriculum
- Sustainability Mapping – Learn how to relate gardening/sustainability to curriculum.
- Linking Gardens to School Curriculum – Ideas how to integrate gardening with classroom curriculum.
KidsGrow – Garden Teaching Resource for schools includes an overview of the learning outcomes for four themed gardens and provides practical tips for gardening at school. KidsGrow is a useful resource for teachers to use to link gardens to school curriculum and encourages interdisciplinary learning.
- KidsGrow – Garden Links to Learning
- KidsGrow – Important Resources for Schools
- Kids Grow – Themed Garden – Munch and Crunch Garden
- KidsGrow – Themed Gardens – Waterwise Sensory Maze
- Kidsgrow – Themed Gardens – Australian Habitat Haven
- KidsGrow – Themed Gardens – Seasonal Colour Garden
Cool Australia provides online educational material and support to the teaching community free of charge. They bring sustainability and our environment into Australian classrooms, providing teachers with engaging, fun and informative learning activities and units of work on a whole range of topics.
Provide easy and FUN 30-minute activities aligned to the school curriculum to get the students involved in environmental sustainability activities at school, home or in the community.
Botany is just a fancy word for the study of plants. A botanist is a special kind of scientist who studies how plants grow, their different parts, the places they grow, and how they fit into life on Earth. There are many kinds of plants, and they are all important and grow in different ways. This site has links to different education site with lessons, information and games about plants for children.
Know, Sow, Grow by The Edible Yard Project
Know, Sow, Grow is a set of six garden-based activities and lessons geared towards teaching the basics of plant parts and processes, emphasizing garden vocabulary and observation. The lessons include leading students through hands-on activities practicing basic gardening skills.
Provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers. Biodiversity and Earth and it Resources are just some of the subjects covered.
Teach students all about plants with these hands-on and fun activities for kids by Enjoy Teaching.
Learn about pollination in this learning video for kids. See the process of how a flower multiplies and makes other flowers and learn about pollinators!
This short film is about the threat to essential pollinators that produce over a third of the food we eat. The seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators sustains the fabric of life and is the mystical keystone event where the animal and plant worlds intersect that make the world go round.
Plants can make their own food using a process called photosynthesis, learn how they do it.
Look at the picture and fill in the blanks using the words at the bottom of the page.
Have your students ever wondered what’s inside a seed? This videos takes a look at the inside of a bean and teaches about all the parts of a seed.
Engage young learners’ senses as they grow food from a seed. They can learn about caring for a living thing, experience the joy of watching something grow and harvesting healthy edible food. The activity provides opportunities for development of science, sustainability and maths concepts.
A time-lapse of a bean growing over a twenty-five day period. You see what’s happening above and below the soil.
Introduction to Herbs for Kids series! This series of lessons caters to that natural inquisitiveness while introducing children to the world of herbalism in interesting and enjoyable ways. Written towards children,…
Find out more about these fascinating pollinators, with teaching and learning materials, games, videos, glossaries, databases of the different species and pieces of general knowledge.
Watch this time lapse video of two weeks in a compost bin in one minute.
These time-lapse movies show the behaviour of three different earthworm species feeding and barrowing.
Keeping detailed notes about what and where you plant is worth the effort.
An engaging and educational story where Grace learns how to grow a seed with the help of Mrs Marion. She does not know what it will become. Author Juliet M Sampson, who is also a primary school teacher, has provided a pdf of teacher’s notes which covers maths, English and science curriculum.
A ‘claymation’ type video created to be used with a flower unit . This movie goes through each stage of a growing flower along with naming the basic parts of the flower. The purpose of this presentation is to enhance the students understanding and familiarity of these basic terms.
Use these pages to start your own garden journal
This activity is a chance for children to try out being botanists (scientists who study plants) by getting to know some of the different leaves around them.
Apps to Download
- National Waterbug – Identifies (freshwater invertebrates) from Australia
- Frog ID – Frog identification initiative
- PlantSpot Plant Identification – Identifies thousands of trees, flowers, succulents, cacti and more in an instant.
- Veg Pest ID – Identify pests on your vegetable crops
- Field Guide app to Victorian Fauna – Explore Victoria’s unique and diverse wildlife at home or in the great outdoors
- iNaturalist – Identify plants and animals around you.
Oversee Garden Programs
Kids Gardening – Offer inspiration and support to educators and families by providing kids garden activities, garden-based educational resources, gardening advice, and other helpful tips to inspire you to just keep growing.
School Gardening – (RHS) Choose from activities, projects, lesson plans & other resources suited to your educational needs.
The Edible Garden Project – Edible education lessons plans and materials for educators or that students can complete at home.
School Garden Project School – Creates STEM units designed for garden centred education.