Very interesting, engaging and fun resources to get young children thinking like scientists, researching like Darwin, and going on a plant hunt around the local area, school grounds or park - to make close observations. Children have the opportunity to read about Charles Darwin and how he worked and travelled around the world to identify plants. Children will first research about the scientist using the power point and then they do hands on practical tasks like taking notes and making close up observations of plants themselves. It's crucial children gets hands on experience with to start the plant unit in grade 1 to get a fuller understanding of the parts of plants. Time permitting it would also be good to disassemble a potted plant to identify the root system below and if it is healthy or crammed or if it needs re-potting. Enjoy your plant hunt with the little inquisitive ones. There is a quiz about Darwin at the end.