6-7 yrs old
Art and Design
Climate & Environment
Math & Economics
This lesson designed by Nathan Gourzelas, Eltham East Primary School. Extending on a math project students bring designed gardens to life.
April 27, 2021
Garden Plan Checklist and Rules
Student design rules
Costings and expenses for garden inventory
Teach Starter Garden Design Project
Teacher resources for project
What is a garden?
Why do humans build gardens?
How do different types of gardens serve human needs?
The student's task is to develop an individual plan for a garden.
They will plan a vegetable garden, a flower garden or maybe even a bonsai garden. The design and contents of the garden is completely up to them. To begin, students will need to select the types of plants and features (like rocks, paths and water) in their garden. Next, they will need to plan the layout. This is done on the 17x17 grid worksheet in the Garden Design Project.pdf.
As they work on their gardens, they need to make sure to complete the items on the Garden Plan Checklist also in the Garden Design Project.pdf
Garden Plan Checklist
Students calculate the costs of their garden features using the Garden Shop prices. When this 2D (paper) version of their garden is completed, students can begin creating their 3D designs in Minecraft to replicate their design.
NOTE: Depending on school availability, students could host a competition with their designs and physically build chosen gardens, or create a mashup of several admired design features, in the school grounds.
Expected results are:
Victorian Curriculum Mathematics: Measurement and Geometry
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