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Tea Party Plants

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

45 minutes
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Science
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

In this lesson, students learn that, in addition to getting many essential vitamins and nutrients when we eat plants, we humans also derive many other benefits from plants. Students explore how generations of humans have investigated the plants around them through an experimental process of trial and error and have uncovered countless properties that are beneficial to us—as medicines, shelter, clothing, fragrances, landscaping, and more. Students use their senses to discover some of the unique properties of plants and then have a tea party to celebrate what they’ve learned.

Key objectives for students
Explain how plants can keep us healthy in more ways than just by eating them.
Describe how generations of people have passed along their knowledge of beneficial plants.
Explain why it’s helpful to know about local plants.
Secondary subjects
Arts, Foreign Languages, Health and Nutrition, History, Reading or Language Arts
medicinal plants, uses of plants, healthy habits, tea, herb
Collaboration, Communication skills, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Curiosity, Empathy, Mindfulness
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application
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