Great Plant Hunt

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To mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK conceived the Great Plant Hunt, commissioned and funded by Excelsoft in India and the Wellcome Trust in the UK. This exciting project will encourage children to explore the natural world around them and join other schools in the biggest ever school science project. A complete kit and supplementary workbooks are provided to schools. The projects, available for grades 1-7, enable students to explore local environment; understand, analyze and compare habitats, seeds, growth conditions and adaptations; analyze plant life cycle, germination patterns and biodiversity, and prepare a herbarium.

Benefits:

Provides an experimental approach to learning natural phenomena and creates a sense of enquiry among students

Helps understand concepts learnt in the General Science classes while also creating an awareness among students about conservation of plants

Tailored to the natural habitats found locally in different regions of India, the kit provides a complete instruction manual for easy application