Resources

In this section you will find a host of resources for teaching IBSE. We’ve searched through many books, education packs and websites to find resources relevant for teaching in botanic gardens and other informal education settings. For each one we’ve prepared a short review and a link to the relevant website. We have also developed resources especially for the INQUIRE project. These are available to everyone participating in an INQUIRE course. To sign up for an INQUIRE course click here.

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INQUIRE project reports and resources   |   Lesson plan

10/12/13  |  Lesson plan

‘Humming bird seeks Bromeliad’: a new lesson about flowers and their pollinators from Uni Bremen, Germany

This is a fun and simple role play to teach secondary school students about the relationship between plants and their pollinators. By playing the part of humming birds, young people discover the connection between plant structure and beak length and how this affects pollination.

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05/12/13  |  Lesson plan

‘A competition: Who can find the best tree for our avenue?’- a lesson plan from the Rhododendron Park and Uni Bremen, Germany

By participating in a role, play young people learn what it means to be a landscape architect and what they need to consider when greening an urban environment. Rhododendron Park and Uni Bremen have developed this inquiry-based lesson that asks students to play the roles of landscape architects and enter a competition for planning and planting an avenue of trees.

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03/12/13  |  Lesson plan

'What is biodiversity' a lesson plan from the Botanic Garden of Bordeaux

The Botanic Garden of Bordeaux has developed a new lesson plan about biodiversity, which engages children with the concepts of ecosystem, biodiversity and human impact. Students get to exercise skills involved in scientific investigation to explore their local environment and debate about the importance of biodiversity in everyday life.

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Climate change is happening- The IPCC’s fifth report

IPCC report published in September reveals that, due to human activity, average global temperatures are at their highest for 1400 years. It is already affecting the planet and it's only going to get worse. With the report suffering backlash from still unconvinced critics, how are the public to know what to believe?

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