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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.

6-11 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
5-11 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.

4-18 year olds
Plant Growth - Auxin

Find out how the plant hormone affects plant growth. This site works well on an interactive whiteboard.

14-16 year olds
Growing Up in the Second World War

The Second World War was a time of major upheaval for children in Britain with over a million evacuated from towns and cities. Here are 11 ways children were affected by the Second World War.

Teachers, Pupils
9-14 year olds
Biology of Plants: Plants and Life on Earth

A great site which goes over the basics of plants and their growth including germination, plant parts, how they make their food, pollination and seed dispersal with videos. It is easy to understand.

Teachers, Pupils
7-14 year olds
The Great Plant Escape

This attractive site is designed to introduce pupils to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. It could be helpful for Science SATs preparation.

Teachers, Pupils
7-14 year olds
Get Growing

Choose and set your seeds and then see what else you need to make them grow. An easy game for young children.

4-6 year olds
Sustainable Learning

A fantastic site which aims at connecting teachers with free learning resources and expert knowledge to inspire children about sustainability. Includes super videos and lesson plans.

5-11 year olds
Guided Reading and Reading Games with Roy the Zebra

A wonderful guided reading story with accompanying printable worksheets and guided reading discussion sheets. There are 80 interactive literacy games, stories and songs for use in school or at home. Well worth a look!

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
5-7 year olds
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