Setting Up a Herbarium, Learning about Medicinal Herbs and their Cultural and Traditional Uses in the Community

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This science lesson plan designed for grades 7-9 students, provides a comprehensive exploration of the significance of herbaceous plants. Students delve into understanding the traditional uses of these herbs, considering their cultural and health relevance to the region. The lesson plan further guides students in the construction of a herbarium, facilitating the storage and analysis of some of the most endangered plant species. From an ecological standpoint, the curriculum fosters an understanding of the importance of biodiversity and emphasizes the practice of sustainable development. The incorporation of outdoor observation not only enables students to directly witness and save endangered herbs but also reinforces a moral obligation among the younger generation to actively contribute to the protection of biodiversity. This well-rounded approach not only imparts scientific knowledge but also encourages a sense of environmental responsibility and conservation ethics among students.

Country: Bhutan