Children grow 1, 4, 9 and 16 onion sets in 4 different pots. They make observational drawings and measure the height of the plants over 4 weeks. They use their measurements to complete a line graph showing the growth of all plants.
Children look at 9 images of food plants. They identify the different parts, including roots, tuber, stem, bulb, trunk, branch, leaf, flower, and fruit. They discuss which part of the plant we normally eat.
Children label a diagram of a flowering plant. They explain the function of the flower, stem, leaves and roots. Children can cut and paste descriptions or write their own.
Over the course of 4 weeks, children compare the growth of a tomato plant, a cactus plant, and cress when grown in sand rather than compost. They identify the variable, make a series of observational drawings and explain what happened.
Children predict and measure how long it takes for coloured liquid takes to rise up the stem of a carnation flower and colour its petals.They make a drawing of the flower at the start and end of the investigation and predict what would happen if the flower had a shorter stem.
Children read about the 4 stages in the life cycle of a flowering plant - germination, growth, flowering, and fertilisation/seed production. They create a life cycle diagram, cutting and pasting descriptions and pictures or writing and drawing their own.
Children learn how pollination is vital to flowering plant reproduction. They read about insect pollination and create their own process description by either cutting and pasting descriptions or writing in their own words.
Children learn about different seed disperal methods eveolved by plants including dispersal by gravity, by wind, by water, and by animals. They examine 6 different images of fruits and seeds and try to explain how they might be dispersed.