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STEM and the Garden

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Resources & Weblinks - STEM & the Garden

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34916/34675.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Other

A list of online resources referenced in the STEM & the Garden webinar.

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1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Asset type: Document
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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Design & Make a Raft

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34915/34674.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

STEM activity where pupils design and make a raft.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Strand: Measures

in
1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Design & Make a Nest

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34914/34673.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

A STEM activity where pupils design and make a nest for a bird.

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3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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Bird Hunt

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34912/34671.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

An activity which encourages pupils to find native birds in their garden. Could be adapted easily for the school environment. This activity integrates Data, Number and Living Things.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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Battle of the Beaks

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34911/34670.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

In this activity, pupils simulate bird feeding by using a beak to collect food and place it into a stomach.
This practical activity explores beak adaptations in bird populations and looks at the way in which variation in beak shape is related to the available food sources within an environment.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Pollination Resources

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34910/34669.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

A list of online resources to support schools in developing an understanding of pollination with pupils.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Design a Dream Garden

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34904/34663.pdf Added: 23 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

Follow the criteria to design a dream garden in this STEM project.

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3-4 5-6 Mathematics
3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations: Addition & Subtraction


Strand: Algebra

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Algebra

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness


Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness


Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Developing Green Fingers with Marrowfat Peas

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34903/34662.pdf Added: 23 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

Growing marrowfat peas to develop STEM concepts.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • represent and interpret data in two rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compare and order objects according to length or height
  • develop an understanding of the concept of lengt through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary
  • develop an understanding of the concept of length through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • represent and interpret data in two, three or four rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
  • represent, read and interpret simple block graphs

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record length using non-standard units
  • solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving length

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, block graphs and bar charts
  • use data sets to solve and complete practical tasks and problems

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (m, cm)
  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects, using appropriate metric units, and selecting suitable instruments of measurement

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, single and multiple bar charts and simple pie charts
  • collect, organise and represent data using pie charts and trend graphs
  • compile and use simple data sets

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate and measure length using appropriate metric units
  • estimate and measure the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes
  • rename measures of length
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Suirbhé ar Chrainn

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34902/34661.pdf Added: 23 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

Gníomháiochtaí chun staidéar a dhéanamh ar chrainn sa bhaile nó ar scoil.

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in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Science
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of animals and plants of other environments
  • become aware that animals and plants undergo seasonal change in appearance or behaviour
  • observe growth and change in some living things

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the life cycles of common plants and animals
  • observe, identify and explore a variety of living things in local habitats and environments
  • recognise and describe the parts of some living things
  • recognise that trees are plants
  • understand that seasonal changes occur in living things and examine the changes in plant and animal life during the different seasons

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • observe and explore some ways in which plant and animal behaviour is influenced by, or adapted to, environmental conditions
  • use simple keys to identify common species of plants and animals

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of some of the basic life processes in animals and plants
  • become aware of the sun as a source of energy for plants through photosynthesis
  • become familiar with the characteristics of some major groups of living things
  • investigate the factors that affect plant growth
in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • match sets, equal and unequal
  • represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
  • sort and classify sets of objects by one criterion

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • represent and interpret data in two, three or four rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
  • represent, read and interpret simple block graphs
  • sort and classify objects by two and three criteria

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, block graphs and bar charts
  • collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, block graphs, bar charts and bar-line graphs incorporating the scales 1:2, 1:5, 1:10, and 1:100

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, single and multiple bar charts and simple pie charts
  • collect, organise and represent data using pie charts and trend graphs
  • compile and use simple data sets
Asset type: Document
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Sensory Box/Discovery Bottle

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34901/34660.pdf Added: 23 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

This activity outlines how easily accessible resources from the garden and outdoor environment could be used as a stimulus for discussion and activity across the curriculum.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an understanding of the concept of capacity through exploration and the use of appropriate vocabulary
  • select and use appropriate non-standard units to measure capacity

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an understanding of the concept of capacity through exploration and the use of appropriate vocabulary
  • select and use appropriate non-standard units to measure capacity

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
  • identify the complement of a set (i.e. elements not in a set)
in
1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • observe, discuss and identify a variety of plants and animals in different habitats in the immediate environment
  • sort and group living things into sets

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • group and sort living things into sets according to certain characteristics
  • recognise and describe the parts of some living things
Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Tree Journal

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/34938/34697.pdf Added: 24 Nov 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

Activities which support pupils' observations and develop knowledge of trees in the local environment.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities


Strand: Measures

Strand: Data


Strand: Shape & Space

in
1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand: Living Things

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

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