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Lesson Plans

Educators Resource Hub

Browse a selection of lesson plans and curriculum resources curated from leading organisations around the world and developed by our team to support learning in outdoor environments.

Lesson Plans: F-4 Unit of Inquiry: Anything but a Stick

This unit; ‘Anything but a Stick’ is based around the affordances of a stick and learning opportunities associated with natural loose parts found on your site.

Lesson Plan: Yr 5-6 Unit of Inquiry: A community in nature STICKS together

In this unit, students explore their outdoor classroom and natural environments with an opportunity for an integrated STEM approach to teaching and learning.

Lesson Plan: Play All the Angles (Outdoor Classroom Day UK)

Consolidate students understanding of shape and angles, using natural materials and their bodies.

Lesson Plan: Measurement in Nature

Inspiration comes from the natural environment to estimate length, measure angles and investigate shape.

Lesson Plan: Made to Measure

Explore the early concepts of measurement in an Outdoor Learning Environment.

Lesson Plan: Make it With a Map

Use the local school environment to explore the concept of mapping.

Lesson Plan: Measuring with Sticks

Lesson Plan 8. Develop an understanding of standard units and the concept of a unit of measurement.

Lesson Plan: An active way to learn about fractions

Be inspired. A great way of using sticks to understand fractions.

Lesson Plan: Persuasive Writing activity inspired by Juliet Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’

Lesson 9. Form a persuasive argument from the perspective of Stick Man to save his house and home.

Lesson Plan: Poetry with Loose Parts

Lesson 4. Creating poetry and similes based on the attributes of a stick and feature them in an outdoor art installation.

Lesson Plan: Hunting and Gathering: The Mighty Stick

Lesson 1. A Tuning in activity to introduce an outdoor learning environment.

Lesson Plan: Poetry in the outdoors

Explore the concept of rhyme and poetry in an Outdoor Learning Environment.

Lesson Plan: Natural Treasures

An introduction to Geocaching on your site. A great way to introduce concepts of longitude and latitude.

Lesson Plan: Craft a landscape

A provocation or introductory lesson to learn about terrain and features of a natural environment.

Lesson Plan: All About Me: My Totem

Using a stick to develop a personal Totem Pole to reflect personal story and history. A great tool to develop relationships at the start of the year.

Lesson Plan: Talking Sticks

Lesson 3. Develop Oral Language skills through the use of a ‘talking stick’ and explore the history of talking sticks.

Lesson Plan: Balancing with Sticks and Twigs

Lesson 6. Explore ways to use sticks and twigs to demonstrate principles of balance; a STEM integrated challenge.

Lesson Plan: Building with Sticks and Twigs

Lesson 5. Explore ways to join sticks together and look at properties of knots and fastening using design and engineering solutions.

Lesson Plan: The homes amongst us

Investigate features of animal homes and apply this knowledge to build an example of a mini house or shelter.

Lesson Plan: Balance with Rocks and Pebbles

Lesson 7. Explore ways to use loose parts to demonstrate principles of balance; a STEM integrated challenge.

Lesson Plan: The Art of Twig Towers

Build towers and structures in the style of well-known artists.

Lesson Plan: Frame it

Lesson 10. Use sticks to create a picture frame and nature to inspire the detail.

Lesson Plan: Talking Feather Sticks

Plan and design a talking feather stick in this STEAM inspired team challenge.

Lesson Plan: Journey Sticks

Investigate journeys and map making with the creation of a journey stick.

Lesson Plan: Tracking Shadows

Explore and make shadows with sticks to explore concepts of light and energy.

Lesson Plan: Acorn catapults: A STEM challenge activity

A STEM inquiry and solution-based challenge for students to build an acorn catapult.

Lesson Plan: Tower Building Mission: A STEM challenge activity

A STEM inspired tower building challenge.

Lesson Plan: Cubby Design

Build a cubby using some of the natural features of your school environment.

Unit of work: Biodiversity

A unit of work that looks at declining biodiversity and investigating the health of the environment.

Unit of work: Food for thought – A Year 7 investigation into how we can shop and eat more sustainably.

An an investigation that encourages students to make connections between their real world experiences and the impact their decisions have on our nation’s sustainability.

Curriculum Resource: Water

A curriculum resource that identifies various lesson plans and connections to water for 7-10 utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Curriculum Resource: Water

This curriculum resource identifies various lesson plans and connections to water for 3-6 utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Curriculum Resource: Biodiversity

A curriculum resource that identifies various lesson plans and connections to biodiversity for F-2 utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Curriculum Resource: Biodiversity 2

A curriculum resource that identifies various lesson plans and connections to biodiversity for 4-6 utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Curriculum Resource: Biodiversity links within the Australian Curriculum

A curriculum resource that identifies various lesson plans and connections to biodiversity for 7-10 utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Curriculum Resource: Birds and Migration

Information and lesson plans to support learning about migratory birds of South Australia and the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Curriculum Resource: Water and Sustainability

A curriculum resource that identifies various lesson plans and connections to water for 7-10 utilising the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Education programs resources.

Nature Play and Nature Pedagogy Links to Curriculum

This document from Western Australia is a powerful resource for linking curriculum, outcomes and capabilities to Nature Play/Pedagogy from Early Years up to and including Year 6.