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Create a Flower

In this activity children learn about the parts of a flower by constructing a flower from a selection of materials. Once created the flowers can be used to discuss the role of each part in reproduction. Further ideas can be found in the full resource...

Designing a Seed

Design and make a seed from a newly discovered plant using junk materials.This activity provides an opportunity for creative thinking around the topic of germination and seed dispersal. It also supports the development of literacy and presentation skills. Further ideas...

Finding Out About the Number of Flower Parts

This activity details three ways to dissect a flower in order to identify and name the different parts. Linked to plant lifecycles, further activity ideas can be found in the full resource Parts...

Having Fun Growing Plants

This activity gives children a chance to bring their own ideas and materials and try to grow some plants from their seeds. Children bring in all kinds of seeds such as: conkers, acorns, and apple pips, provide the conditions for germination and observe them over time to...

How does Light Affect Growing Plants?

This activity investigates what conditions plants need to grow and why lack of light alters plant growth. It is part of a larger resource which looks at plants at primary level, ...

How Fast Does a Root Grow?

In this activity, seeds are grown in Petri dishes so children can make direct observations of the roots as they grow. The activity requires measurements over a number of days, so provides an opportunity to link to numeracy by working out growth rate and representing...

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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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...

Investigating if Plants Grow Better with Fertiliser

This resource, aimed at primary level, helps to develop an understanding of what plants need to grow well. It provides an opportunity to plan and carry out a fair test looking at the effect of fertilizer on growing radishes. It includes detailed notes on setting up and...

Plants and Literacy

Aimed at primary level, this resource contains games and activities which help develop literacy skills whilst learning about plants. It includes games such as matching pairs, loop cards, taboo, splat, bingo and vocabulary cards. The resource contains:

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