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A close up of some plants set on a leaf in the Rainforest Biome

Lesson plan: Roving Reporters

A lesson plan inviting students to understand the links they have with the natural world, and to present their work creatively using video.


Activity details

The Eden Project is all about connecting people with the natural world; our plant collection includes plants for food, medicine and materials.

This lesson is designed to help students to appreciate the links they have with the natural world through everyday objects and then to present their understanding creatively as a TV report, potentially using video.

Objectives and curriculum links

This lesson enables students to:

  • investigate a particular plant to find out the product that we can get from it.
  • develop an awareness of the value plants have to us.
  • work together to create a film/report to educate their peers

We've designed the lesson to help teachers cover the following subject areas:



To set up the lesson you will need:

  • Roving Reporters PowerPoint presentation
  • research material in the classroom for each group (could be paper-based or online) to help them write their scripts.
  • example of a TV script and scaffolding questions for interviewees

Each group will need:


Lesson plan

Experience Eden with your class