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South Africa
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This short nonfiction text ‘B: Baobab’ features important factual background information relating to the water-storing tree found in South Africa and other parts of Africa. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the unique and beautiful flora and fauna associated with South Africa and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

Decorative Page Borders
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These Decorative Page Borders, ‘Flowers’ are a set of full colour and black and white page borders that can be used in various ways in the classroom such as in wall displays and bulletin boards. They can also be used in student projects or worksheets. Borders can be printed, coloured in and laminated.

Bulletin Board Trimmers
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These Bulletin Board Trimmers, ‘Flowers’ are a set of narrow bulletin border trimmers for use in classroom displays.

Bulletin Board Trimmers
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These Bulletin Board Trimmers, ‘Flowers’ are a set of wide bulletin border trimmers for use in classroom displays.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Fossil Record Breaker’ features the Wollemi pine, a living fossil tree found in Australia. It provides information about the tree that is known as the ‘dinosaur tree’ and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Growing Trees’ explains the process of planting and pruning trees. It provides information about bonsai trees and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on growing trees is provided.

Environment Day
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This science article, ‘Habitat Destruction’ features five facts about the effect of habitat destruction on planet Earth. It provides factual information about habitat destruction, as well as ways to help lessen its impact on the environment. It is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and environmental awareness.

British History
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This history article, ‘Kew Gardens’ features the famous botanical gardens located in London, England. It provides factual information about the gardens that formed more than 250 years ago, and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

South African Landmarks
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This postcard ‘Northern Cape: Namaqualand’ features important factual background information on this semi-arid area that bursts to life when the Spring rains fall. The postcard template encourages students to research the location in order to write creatively about it as though recounting a visit. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the environmental, cultural …More

South Africa
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This short nonfiction text ‘P: Protea’ features important factual background information relating to the national flower of South Africa. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the unique and beautiful flora and fauna associated with South Africa and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Partner of the Plants’ asks students to answer comprehension questions the famous American plant scientist Luther Burbank. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and draw conclusions.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘Roots and Shoots’ provides students with an experiment to observe the way seeds grow. It supports an understanding of plants.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘Salad Survey’ asks students to carry out a survey to determine what people like in their salads. It supports an understanding of plants and nutrition.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Seed Record Breaker’ features the coco de mer seed. It provides information about this seed, which is the heaviest and largest seed in the world, and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘Seeds and Water’ provides students with an experiment to determine how much water seeds need. It supports an understanding of plants.

South African History
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This history article ‘South African Flora’ features important factual background information about South Africa’s plant life. It identifies the king protea, baobab, plains of Namaqualand and the bitter aloe as iconic plants endemic to South Africa, some of which are still used today in food, medicine, cosmetics and for materials. It is aimed at broadening …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Eden Project: Bringing the Outdoors Inside’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the Eden Project. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to draw conclusions, form opinions and make predictions and comparisons.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘The Giving Tree’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in a factual text in order to ascertain the meaning of individual words and phrases.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Plants We Eat’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the plants we eat and different plant parts. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall the main idea and information from the informative text.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘The Poppy’ asks students to identify and label a flower’s life cycle. It supports an understanding of life cycles.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘The Sunflower’ supports students to identify the changes in a flower over a day. Students record times and drawings of the sunflower. It supports an understanding of plants.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Bark’ features useful types of tree bark. It provides information about rubber, cinnamon and cork and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree bark is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Homes’ features animals that use tree holes. It provides information about woodpeckers, squirrels and racoons and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree homes is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Leaves’ explains the role of a tree’s leaves. It provides information about leaf shape, structure and function and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree leaves is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Life Cycles’ explains the different stages in a tree life cycle. It provides information about seeds, seedlings, saplings and snags and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree life cycles is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Record Breaker 1′ features the world’s oldest living tree. It provides information about the bristlecone pine called Methuselah and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Record Breaker 2′ features the world’s tallest living tree. It provides information about this giant tree called Hyperion and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Roots’ explains the role of a tree’s roots. It provides information about different kinds of roots and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree roots is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Seeds’ explains the parts of a seed. It provides information about what seeds need to grow and how they spread and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree seeds is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Shapes’ explains the different shapes of trees. It provides information about how trees are shaped and how their shape suits their lifestyle and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree shapes is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Treasures’ explains the different treasures that trees provide, such as oils, resins, dyes, food, fibres and wood. It provides information about raffia fibres and maple syrup and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree treasures is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Trunks’ explains the structure of a tree trunk. It provides information about the networks in a tree trunk and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree trunks is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Tree Types’ features deciduous and evergreen trees. It provides information about leaves and leaf loss and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on tree types is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Trees and Forests’ explains what a forest is. It provides information about forest layers, forest food chains and different kinds of forests and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on trees and forests is provided.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Trees and Seasons’ explains how trees change during autumn, winter and spring. It provides information about leaves and flowers and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on trees and seasons is provided.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘Vegetables’ asks students to identify edible plants and where they grow. It supports an understanding of plants.

Life Science
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This life science worksheet, ‘What Helps Beans to Grow?’ provides students with an experiment to observe the conditions needed for bean seeds to grow. It supports an understanding of plants.

Reading Comprehension
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This story, ‘Which Plant Will Grow Tallest?’ tells how a girl found and carried out an experiment for a school project. It includes instructions for the experiment. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

South Africa
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This short nonfiction text ‘Y: Yam’ features important factual background information relating to the important food crop and a recently discovered yam found in South Africa. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the natural produce and resources found in South Africa and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

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