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In this lesson, students learn about the benefits of nature in cities and design a nature city of their own.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students listen and respond to the picture book The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students investigate the problem of heat islands in cities and learn about the benefits of having nature in cities.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students design their own nature cities to prevent heat islands and share their ideas about including nature in their own classroom and school.
Students will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of having nature in cities.
- Explain heat islands and how nature can help to fix them.
- Design a city that includes elements of nature.
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