# Primary science and maths skills

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 investigating the frequency of different flower colours, collecting data and presenting it as a graph.

Primary numbers in plants: grow an Amaryllis plant provides opportunities for measuring, drawing graphs, considering symmetry, and looking for patterns.

How to find the height of a tree: provides six activities to find the height of a tree, linked to the topics of measurement, geometry and ratio it provides an opportunity for estimating, measuring and calculating.

How tall are you in leaves?: Children take measurements of their height using leaves, then compare this with their actual height to find out the importance of using standard measurements.

How fast does a root grow?: Measure root growth over a number of days, then calculate growth rate and represent this data in the form of a graph.

Food miles: children think about seasonal produce and the long distances travelled by foods so that we can have a full choice of fruit and vegetables all year round.

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### The Colours of Flowers

This resource, aimed at primary level, helps to develop an understanding of pollination and how flowers attract insects. Linked to the topics of lifecycles, plants and living things and their habitats, it provides an opportunity to identify and name wild flowers, whilst investigating the frequency of different...

### Primary Numbers in Plants - Amaryllis Flowers

This activity suitable for primary children looks at what plants need to grow and the structure and function of plants. Children grow an Amaryllis plant and observe what happens over time. A number of activities linked to mathematics may then be carried out, including measuring, drawing graphs, considering symmetry...

### How to Find the Height of a Tree

This resource, aimed at upper primary level, provides six activities to find the height of a tree. Linked to the topics of measurement, geometry and ratio it provides an opportunity for estimating, measuring and calculating. Teachers’ notes are provided which outline each method, along with a children’s worksheet...

### How Tall Are You in Leaves?

In this resource, aimed at primary level, children take measurements of their height using leaves. Using different sized leaves to measure different children, and then comparing their actual height with that measured in leaves, will help them to see the importance of using standard measurements.

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