Age range: Suitable for 6-9 year olds.
Thank you to the fantastic Eden project for this lesson. Check out their website for many great lesson plans.Thanks also to the Southbank Centre Garden. http://www.edenproject.com/learn-with-usYou will need: Luggage labels with string attached One long piece of string Masking tape Pens
- Tie up one long piece of string to a fence. Use a length suitable to your available space
- Divide up this string into a tally line. Attach a piece of masking tape to mark every 10, 20, 30 and so on, to as long as your piece of string.
- Discuss different ways of counting and explain how to keep a tally.
- Ask the children to choose something they would like to count in the garden for example how many apples growing on the tree or how many birds they can see.
- Give out the labels and pens. Ask the children to draw their object onto their label making sure they leave space for their tally.
- Then the children can go around the garden looking for their object keeping a tally as they go.
- Pupils then hang their labels on the long tally line according to their results.
Graphs can then be drawn to show they final results of the whole class.