Year 3: Plants

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of plants in Year Three. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate correct conceptual understanding. Designed to support the new curriculum programme of study it aims to cover many of the requirements for knowledge and understanding and working scientifically. The statutory requirements are that children are taught to:

• identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

•  explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

•  investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

•  explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

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