Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS): Primary Resources

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) works with teachers to help them to bring plant science alive. This is done by working with curriculum developers, producing useful teaching resources, enabling teachers to share ideas, and encouraging plant scientists to get involved in education and outreach.

The resources in this collection for primary school children aim to give them an understanding of the importance of plants in the world and an awareness of the relevance of plant science to modern life.

Plants not only create the atmosphere we need to breathe, but form the basis of the food we eat, the fuel we use to live and work, the clothes we wear, and many of the medicines we use. They are also fascinating organisms that have developed some beautiful and canny ways to survive in the world.

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Fruits, Seeds and Their Dispersal

This series of activities, aimed at primary level, explores different aspects of fruits and seeds and looks at how and why they are dispersed. Children identify the main characteristics of fruits and seeds by making careful observations, drawing them and labelling their important features. They then group them...
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2000 - 2009

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Plants for primary pupils

The resources in this collection provide a wide variety of detailed activity ideas for investigating plants. Linking to the areas of life cycles, habitats, food chains and recycling and the structure and function of a plant, they offer many opportunities for the development of working scientifically. Resources,...
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2000 - 2009

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Primary science investigations with plants

A collection of investigations around the topic of plants, looking at life cycles, factors affecting growth, parts of a plant, composting and plants that we eat. Investigations provided by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) are:  Holly leaves: investigate questions about holly leaves.Tree rings:...
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2000 - 2009

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Primary science and numeracy

This collection of resources support the development of mathematical skills in science, providing opportunities for children to use and apply mathematics in a real world context. Provided by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), resources are:The colours of flowers: identify and name wild flowers, whilst...
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2000 - 2009

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