LEARNING PATHWAY CREATED BY THE LEARNING COMMUNITY
How to take care of plants?
Authors: P. Chudyba, M. Graca
Mentor: Dr K. Szewczuk
- Raising awareness about the reuse of items/ resource and the wise use of what nature offers;
- Developing fine motor skills;
- Developing awareness of the beauty of nature and possibilities of taking care of it.
Intended learning outcomes:
The child will be able to:
- Know how much garbage a person produces and how long it takes to decompose;
- Create a watering can from a recycled plastic bottle;
- Explain in his own words how a watering can made of a plastic bottle works;
- Explain how a watering can helps regenerate natural system of environment;
- Plant seedlings in the ground;
- Explain what a plant needs to grow.
Initial – Planting the seedlings of strawberries in a preschool garden. Conversation about the amount of waste produced by humans, the their consequences and possibilities of recycling/reusing
Ongoing – Described in each scenario
Final – Using the watering can produced from a recycled bottle in a preschool garden
Stage I – Ecological and Social pillars
The use of strawberry seedlings to making children aware of the possibilities offered by nature and the necessity to take care of it properly.
Stage II – Ecological, economical and social pillars
Showing the possibility of reusing plastic bottles to create watering cans. Observing how the watering can works. Paying attention to the amount of human-generated garbage – discussing the concept of recycling