Grade 1 Module 1
Museum of Leafology

Curriculum framework:
Plant Shapes

Students will learn:

How are all plants alike and how are they different?


Module Overview


In this module, students become scientists and curators, creating a 'Museum of Leafology'.


Full of different “rooms,” the Museum exhibits fascinating facts that students can learn about plants. Students explore plants through hands-on activities like outdoor nature explorations and growing their own seedlings. They investigate different parts of plants, and design and build an invention inspired by plants to solve school problems. At the module’s close, students invite their friends and family to visit the Museum.


Finally, the class prepares a celebratory (and delicious!) salad made of different parts of a plant.

Video: Museum of Leafology Module Introduction Trailer

Teacher Instructional Material

Ensuring teachers have the tools at hand to make sure every student can experience the wonders of science in the classroom.

  • Teacher Editions lesson guides that are accessible, comprehensive, and versatile.

  • Professional Learning background and subject knowledge guides that unpack science content into quick and easy sections of information for teachers.

  • Assessment Overview that provides flexible informal, diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments to monitor student growth and progress.


Overview and teacher lesson guide

Background and subject knowledge

Assessment Overview

Digital resources for students and classroom

They're growing all around us…


As students investigate the amazing kingdom of plants and decide what to put in the Museum, they will explore plants from all over the world: big plants, tiny plants, clever plants, even dangerous plants. They will also grow their own plants to turn into tasty treats

Video: Plant Parts Song

Digital interactives

Observational, curriculum and contextual video content

Video: Plants Are Amazing!

Video: What Do Plants Need?

Video: Seed Dispersal

Video: Time-Lapse of a Plant

Video: Extremely Clever Plants

Video: Extremely Dangerous Plants

Printed and digital resources for students

Student Twig Book
Students can communicate what they have learnt within their Twig Book

Levelled Readers

Readers that help support literacy skills through STEM learning

Other modules available for this grade

Animal Reporters

Curriculum framework: Animal Sounds

Students will learn: How do animals use their body parts, communicate with their young, and make sounds?

Shadow Town

Curriculum framework: Shadows and Lights

Students will learn: Why is the town of Rjukan in a shadow?

Patterns in the Sky

Curriculum framework: Patterns of Motion of Objects in the Sky

Students will learn: What patterns do we observe in the sky?

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