Activity

Native Plant Bingo 2

Summary
Find native plants, and match them with their uses by Indigenous people.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Indigenous People's sustainable use of Living Things (K, 2, 3)
Lessons activity is in
Materials

Worksheet and pencil

Procedure

Students find the plants on their bingo sheet.
When they get done, they can try and match each plant with it's use(s) for First Nations People.

When everyone has found all their plants, visit each plant and review the uses of the plant for The First Nations:

flowering currant: berries to eat
oregon grape: berries to eat, dye, medicine
red twig dogwood: berries to eat, baskets and tools
salal: berries to eat, tea and cooking
rose: tea and cooking, medicine
cedar: baskets and tools
violet: tea and cooking

(Taken from Pojar book)

Notes

Add to the plants interacting with animals lesson plan.

Teaching site
Prototyped only (not yet run in a classroom)