Through Montessori cultural materials, children are provided with individual activities that gradually help them to acquire more detailed knowledge in the areas of biology, geography, history, and science. For example, to begin with the child is made aware of the importance of the sun in relation to the whole existence of the planet Earth. In biology the child examines the relationship between the sun and plants; in geography the child considers the sun as the driving force of the solar system. In history the child begins with the creation of the Earth and prehistoric times and in Science the child examines sunlight and its properties. This area of learning is to enhance knowledge and understanding of the environment including the world.