This activity is two parts of an exploration of 'the life of plants' and we have included a few other activities for you to explore. These sessions need not be consecutive.

Session One
We start with:
Why are plants known as the 'lungs' of the planet?
I let that question stay present in the class as an aim and tell them to keep it in
mind so that they may answer it later. There will be pot plants in the room and
possibly some cut flowers. I collect ideas and get a feel for what people know
or believe.

We look at other questions such as:
What makes a plant green? Why do plants die without the sun?

Followed by
I introduce the question:
Are you an animal? Are you a plant?

The answers may surprise you. Worksheet 1 is introduced and we work through it, stopping and starting with questions, discussion and clarifications.