Nature Knows Best

This module explores the importance of eating plants as food and more specifically, how vital it is to eat and be aware of locally grown plants. This learning journey is furthered by looking at the best ways to manage one's food waste and the many creative ways in which we can create a circular flow in managing our food. 
Starting from the roots, this knowledge will stick with the learners for life.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plan
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x activity resource
2 x participation checklists
2 x parent letters
Learner resources5 x supporting resources/activities
Projects – experiments2 x activities
1 x educational game

Module key questions

  • How do we know which foods are healthy for us?
  • What are some of the different ways in which humans use and enjoy plants?
  • Why is it important to learn about about local plants?
  • What alternatives do we have for disposing of organic waste, besides the landfill?
  • Why is decomposition necessary, and how does it work?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 1 – 2 | 6-8 years
Term3 (Grade 1)
CAPS subjectLife Skills
Subject strandBeginning knowledge & Personal and social well-being – Plants and Seeds
Sub-topicsDifferent types & parts of plants
Why we need plants
What plants need to grow

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure