HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM WEEK 1 - SCIENCE - WHAT DO SEEDS NEED TO GERMINATE & PLANTS NEED TO GROW?
Our new science topic for the summer term is 'Potty About Plants', where, week-by-week, we aim to discover what makes plants 'tick'. We shall look at the conditions plants need to grow and live well, the structure and function of parts of the plant (especially the flower), pollination and seed distribution.
To start with, we would like you to understand the basics: The structure of a plant and what makes seeds germinate.
TASK 1 - Structure of a Plant
Draw a labelled picture of a plant, correctly labeling the:
Next to each label (or somewhere else on the sheet), write one sentence on what each part does (its function)
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW to find some resources on the structure of a plant ... though there is plenty of information and pictures online and in books to help you.
TASK 2 - Germination - What does a seed need to grow and what happens during germination?
Think about these questions:
- What conditions does a seed need to start germinating?
- What are the stages of germination from seed to seedling?
You can answer these in the form of pictures with a few sentences or in any way you prefer.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW for some ideas and resources to get you going. Again, there are plenty of resources in other places online and in books to help you out.
TASK 3 - OPTIONAL - Grow your own seeds to watch germination for real
Some of you are already doing this and will be plant experts by now! Those of you that have not had a go and have a few seeds at home to try out, plant them carefully, give the seeds the 'perfect' conditions and watch germination happen for real. Take pictures as you go and send them in. Mr T and Miss Manley will be joining you in this task