At Khoj School for Community Education, the science of plants and growing plants starts from a school garden where children interact with a variety of seeds and plants. They observe various behaviours and characteristics of the plants and their parts. While growing plants they encounter various issues and challenges which put them thinking and questioning.
Now the stage is set and children have some background to go deeper to learn and understand the structure of plants, seed structure and germination, plant cells and how photosynthesis, respiration, transportation and reproduction take place.
Learning about how plants cook their own food exposes them to the concept of energy and various forms of energy.
Learning about the science of plants gives them a new perspective and they start looking at gardening and environment differently.