SCIENCE - Plants - Germination
POTTY ABOUT PLANTS
This half term we will be starting our new Science topic on plants. Week-by-week we will discover what makes plants 'tick'. We will look at the conditions plants need to grow and live well, the structure and function of the plant, pollination and seed distribution.
We are going to start with the basics. This week we will look at germination.
After watching the VIDEO lesson (that will be on Google Classroom) your task is to draw a labelled picture (diagram) of the germination process. Please scroll down after the video lesson where there is a clear picture and detailed instructions for each step.
Using the picture above and the steps below, please draw a diagram (picture) showing the FIVE different steps of germination.
STEP 1: HIBERNATION (sleeping)
The seed waits for just the right amount of warmth and water. Seeds can hibernate for months of even years before conditions are just right.
STEP 2: WAKE-UP!
When water and warmth are perfect, the seed splits open and a root pops out!
STEP 3: ROOT DOWN...SHOOT UP
The root buries down in the soil to seek more water and nutrients. The shoot starts to grow up through the soil, looking for sun.
STEP 4: BREAKOUT
The shoot pops up through the soil and two small leaves emerge to collect light.
STEP 5: Seedling
More leaves appear so the seedling can now make its own food. The roots grow wider and deeper to anchor the plant into the soil and to get a steady source of nutrients and water.
Please take your time and make this as neat as possible!