Get to know the trees near your school with this active maths lesson for KS2! Test your maths skills with these tree activities: use different mathematical techniques to measure the height of your tree and how full the canopy is. Thank you to One Tree Per Child for this lesson plan.
Identify how trees from around the World are adapted to suit their environment in different ways, sometimes in challenging environments, with this fun and interactive lesson written in partnership with One Tree per Child. Develop initial ideas and expand learning from the classroom to the outdoors using inspiration from trees.
This is a simple set of activities inspired by the humble leaf; reinforcing the Eden Project's mantra that outdoor learning is easy, cheap and doesn’t need tonnes of planning. The lesson has been designed to help teachers cover the following subject areas: KS2 Maths – measurement, geometry and statistics and is perfect for an outdoor-based autumn maths class, as it gets pupils using leaves to measure and calculate.
There are more than one million insect species in the world – from fleas that can jump 200 times their body length to houseflies that taste with their feet – so it's no wonder they provide an infinite source of fascination for so many children.