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The Nettle

Added: 12 Dec 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Information about the common nettle that grows in Ireland. Contains a link to a worksheet and a printable botanical painting.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • observe, identify and investigate the animals and plants that live in local environments
  • sort and group living things into sets according to observable features
  • understand that plants use light energy from the sun
  • use simple keys to identify common species of plants and animals

Suggestions for use: Print off the worksheet and undertake the activities as part of a class on nature and one of the most common plants (or weeds) found in Ireland. The linked image is perfect for printing and displaying in the classroom (if you have access to a colour printer).

Meta information

  • Asset type: Online Resource
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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