Botany – Age 5+
In the primary classroom, children manipulate the leaves shapes cabinet as a sensorial exploration, but also to familiarize themselves with different characteristics found in nature.
A wonderful material I have found to be useful in reinforcing this knowledge is this set of leaf cards. This is a simple work that can be modeled, then practiced by a child. The set consists of 4 platforms where the child applies cards, 40 cards with common leaves to identify, 9 cards with characteristics (types of leaf/vein/margin).
This work needs a control of error. One way you can make it is by sticking labels (Dymo) in the back of each card (a laborious work!). (Ex: simple, pinnate, toothed). You can also handwrite them, or use abbreviations.
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