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Growing Plants

Help Sparky the Alien with activities on growing plants which include labelling parts of a plant, finding out what a seed needs to grow and the life cycle of plants.

Pupils

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5-7 year olds
Helping Plants Grow Well

An activity where you need to see if you can make the plant grow well by providing warmth and water.

Pupils

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8-11 year olds
Growing Plants 2

Activities based round the character Sparky the Alien on growing plants. Children can compare vegetables and fruits, label the parts of a tree, spell the parts of a plant and put life cycle pictures in order.

Pupils

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5-7 year olds
Plants need water and light to grow

Children can label the parts of a plant and carry out a virtual experiment to see that plants need water and light to grow. It is designed for use as a teaching tool with an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

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5-7 year olds
Why do Plants Grow in Spring?

Plants get what they need to grow in Spring. Here we explain what happens in easy language for young children to understand. Written at two levels of difficulty.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

6-11 year olds
Science and Plants for Schools

Fantastic lesson plans and teaching tools for teaching plant science. Great if you are looking for teaching ideas for all ages.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

4-18 year olds
Grow your Own Potatoes

Advice, support and downloadable resources for teachers looking at how to grow potatoes, where they come from and how to cook them. If you are in the UK you can register to get a free growing kit.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Plant Life Cycles

This site has an animation of the life cycle of a plant. There is a comprehension exercise on this and a quiz to test your knowledge. Lends itself well to an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Factors affecting Plants

A superb resource pack on why plants grow. It covers the structure of a plant and the factors affecting plant growth. A fantastic site for an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
The Tomato Zone

A colourful interactive site with information about how tomatoes are grown and details of their nutritional value. There are lots of activities and useful simulations, particularly of photosynthesis.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
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