Helping plants grow well
Key stage 2
A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three to five activities during your visit.
Activities Learning objective: the children should learn... Bud hunt to make careful observations about the changes occurring to plants in the spring Seed survival game about the life-cycle of a seed by playing an interactive game Light meters about the effect light has on the growth of plants Leaf slides to carefully observe the composition of leaves Bee game through a drama activity, investigate how plants attract pollinators Tree dynamics about the parts of a tree through drama Photosynthesis game through a fun interactive game that plants and animals are interdependent Decay game about the decomposition of plants and the recycling of nutrients by playing an interactive game Bird’s breakfast to collect and identify a variety of fruits and seeds suitable for a birds’ breakfast Parts of a flower identify and understand the parts of a flower Seed dispersal through drama how different plants use different techniques to disperse seeds Plant hunters trail to learn more about the Plant Hunters by playing an interactive game
- Session times
10am to 2.30pm
with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre.
- Suggested pre-visit activities
- Familiarise the class with the names of the different parts of a plant
- Investigate what food comes from plants
- Grow plants in different growing conditions including light and dark
- Suggested post-visit activities
- Keep a diary of the growth of a plant
- Look at a variety of seeds and how they are dispersed
- Grow new plants from different parts of a plant such as seeds, stem and root cuttings, tubers and bulbs
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