Eden Project

Year 2 had an amazing adventure at The Eden Project where we took part in the Green Machine Workshop.
 
This science focussed workshop took the children on a sensory journey to find out how clever plants are. Children were introduced to parts of plants and their uses, using props, movement and pictures.

They then gathered plant facts and examples around Eden during a hands-on discovery walk. Back in the education centre, they reviewed their new found knowledge and generated new questions for further research.

 

The workshop started and ended in the education centre workshop room, and included an exploration of the Mediterranean and Rainforest Biomes, as well as the outdoor gardens.

 

This workshop enabled children to:

  • identify key parts of plants - roots, stems, leaves and flowers
  • show their understanding that these plant parts are all important and do different ‘jobs’ for the plant
  • observe plants closely, describing similarities and differences
  • ask questions prompted by their observations