Learning at home

Learn about plant and fungal science from home with our resources.

A child feed and hands examine the ground with a microscope

Our curriculum-aligned resources for KS1 –⁠ KS5 are designed to keep pupils on track with their learning, at home or in the classroom.

Get stuck into our fun challenges. Download our powerpoints and be immersed in the world of plants and fungi with videos, games and challenges. 

Pupils will need: 

  • a laptop or computer to follow the instructions
  • a pen and paper to take part in the activities
  • coloured pencils will be useful in the creative tasks. 

KS1 activities

  • Shaggy parasol (Chlorophyllum rhacodes). Mushroom on woodland floor with a shaggy cap.

    KS1 Heroes and villains

    What are fungi? Which fungi are harmful and which are useful? 

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  • A mushroom blooming with a red toadstool

    KS1 Heroes and villains video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Hedgehog mushroom, Hydnym melitosarx

    KS1 Heroes and villains answers

    Find out the answers to our fungi challenge. 

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  • KS1 Kew the question

    Learn about food sustainability and how we can end world hunger. 

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  • A hand holding 6 different rice species

    KS1 Kew the question video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Close up of grass

    KS1 Kew the question answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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KS2 activities

  • Papaver rhoeas

    KS2 Battlefield botany

    Learn how plants can transform spaces and commemorate people. 

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  • Purple flowers of Primula malacoides at Kew

    KS2 Battlefield botany video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • A red flower in the wildflower meadow at Kew

    KS2 Battlefield botany answers

    Get the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Student using a microscope

    KS2 Fun and games

    What are the threats to temperate plants and how can we help? 

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  • Close up of moss on tree roots at Wakehurst

    KS2 Fun and games video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Bananas, Palm House Kew

    KS2 Fun and games answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Fungi on a board.

    KS2 Heroes and villains

    Which fungi are harmful and which are useful? 

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  • Man pushing trolley in Fungarium building.

    KS2 Heroes and villains video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Favolaschia calocera. Credit: Paul Cannon

    KS2 Heroes and villains answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Pupils on a school session

    KS2 Kew the question

    Think about food sustainability and how we can end world hunger. 

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  • Radish growing

    KS2 Kew the question video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Chickpeas in the Kitchen Garden

    KS2 Kew the question answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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KS3 activities

  • Spring flowers in bloom at Kew

    KS3 Battlefield botany

    Learn about how plants have been used in memorial spaces.

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  • Yellow flowers against a blue sky

    KS3 Battlefield botany video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Spring starflower, Ipheion uniflorum, in the Davies Alpine House at Kew

    KS3 Battlefield botany answers

    Get the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Pupil looking at a plant on a school session

    KS3 Illustrating threats to plants

    Learn about threats to temperate plants. 

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  • Student using a microscope

    KS3 Illustrating threats to plants video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge.

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  • Ferns dried out

    KS3 Illustrating threats to plants answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Pupils on a school session

    KS3 Kew the question

    How can we end world hunger? 

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  • Closeup of a bright green veiny leaf

    KS3 Kew the question video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Soy beans in the Kitchen Garden, Ellen McHale/RBG Kew

    KS3 Kew the question answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Round red fungi on a small tree trunk

    KS3 Mars mission

    Could fungi help to sustain human life on Mars? 

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  • Funnel like fungi on a log

    KS3 Mars mission video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Fungi

    KS3 Mars Mission answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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KS4 and KS5 activities

  • A member of the horticulture team watering plants in the Temperate House © RBG Kew/Jeff Eden

    KS4 and KS5 Kew the question video

    Watch the video to find out your challenge. 

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  • Dried cacao beans

    KS4 Kew the question

    Take our challenge and think about ways to tackle world hunger. 

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  • A pupil planting seeds in a schools session

    KS4 Kew the question answers

    Get the answers to our challenge. 

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  • Pupils on a school session

    KS5 Kew the question

    Learn about food security and think about ways we can produce food sustainably. 

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  • Students examines plants

    KS5 Kew the question answers

    Find out the answers to our challenge. 

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More resources

  • Pupils on a school session

    Resource packs

    Designed to support education sessions at Kew Gardens, our resource packs are free for teachers and parents to use. 

    Resource packs
  • Kid with a magnifying glass

    Fun things to do with your family

    Get creative with our fun activities for children of primary school age.

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  • Mobile museum

    Create your own museum

    Set up a museum at home using plant-based objects and inspire your family and friends. 

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  • A member of the horticulture team watering plants in the Temperate House © RBG Kew/Jeff Eden

    How I got here

    Find out more about the experts at Kew with our career cards. 

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 Student examining seeds

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