After reading this chapter you should have:

■ knowledge of the ways in which plant biology can be taught through age-appropriate practical activities;

■ familiarity with the concepts and misconceptions relevant to this field of study;

■ an understanding of how plant biology can be contextualised to make it a relevant and engaging topic for young children;

■ an appreciation of how an understanding of plant life can help children appreciate the importance of plants to our ecology and our planet.