Activity 1 – Parts of a plant
To identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants.
-PowerPoint: Parts of a plant.
-Virtual Experiments 3B (The structure of plants) Click -Introduction: http://ve34.lgfl.org.uk/
Carry out the activity by matching the function to the correct part of the plant.
Activity: Draw and label a picture of a plant and explain the function of each part. (You can use the worksheet, or draw it yourself).
Activity 2 – What plants need to grow
-Watch the short video about what plants need to grow:
Activity: Create a poster to show and explain what plants need to grow.
If you have seeds at home, create your own investigation to show what plants need to grow.
Plant a few pots of seeds and place them in different sunnier and shadier positions. When watering the pots, you should give the same amount to each plant (to make it a fair test). You could then measure the height of each plant at regular intervals and plot the results in a table or on a graph.
What do your results show?
Activity 3 – How water is transported in a plant
To explore and observe the way in which water is transported within a plant.
-PowerPoint: How water is transported in a plant
-You tube – The celery experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIug9Foou3s
-Virtual Experiments 3B (The structure of plants) Click - Activity: http://ve34.lgfl.org.uk/
If you have celery and food dye at home, create your own investigation, otherwise just watch the video and animation.
Activity: Write up the celery investigation in your own words, including labelled diagrams. You can use the worksheet to help you.
Activity 4 – Life cycle of a plant
To know the life cycle of a flowering plant.
- PowerPoint: The life cycle of a plant.
- Watch the BBC Bitesize video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z2vdjxs
Activity – Complete a flow chart diagram to show the life cycle of a plant. You can use the sheets or create your own.
Activity 5 – Seed dispersal
To know the different methods of seed dispersal.
-PowerPoint: Seed dispersal
-Watch BBC Bitesize video clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znvfb9q
-Look around your garden or when you go for a walk; can you find different plants and identify how their seeds are dispersed? Perhaps take a photograph.
-Create you own sycamore helicopter to demonstrate how the seed is dispersed – see instruction sheet.
Activity 6 - Pollination
To name the different parts of a flower and explain their role in pollination and fertilisation.
Activity: Draw and label the parts of the flower. (You can use the worksheet, or draw it yourself) Can you explain the job of each part?
Activity 7 – Plant and flower hunt
To identify different plants and flowers.
Activity: Use your garden or go for a walk. How many different plants and flowers you can find? Can you name them? You can use the tick sheet to help you.
Perhaps you could take photos of the plants and flowers you find, or make detailed sketches with labels.