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Plants

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Students identify the parts of some strange plants, investigate what makes a seed disperse the furthest, take part in a fun quiz about iconic British plants and make their own cress baby to take home.


A lively session which shows that botany is brilliant.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
 
Science KS1 – Working Scientifically
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
     
Science KS1 – Year 1 – Plants
  • Identify and name a variety of common plants including garden plants, wild plants and trees, and those classified as deciduous and evergreen.
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
     
Science KS1 – Year 2 – Plants
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
     
Aims and Objectives
  • To be able to name the parts of a plant.
  • Investigate how seed size may affect how far they can travel on the wind.
  • Consider how we can carry out a fair test.
  • Find out the conditions plants need in order to grow.
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