Factors affecting growth 2 – Empiribox

Plants

Lesson: Factors affecting growth 2

In this lesson we are going to explore a further 2 elements that plants need to grow. In our investigations we will explore whether plants need sufficient room and the reason for this. We will also observe the benefits of nutrients and which fertiliser provides the best food to provide maximum growth. Your teacher will tell you which scientific skill, either Planning or Presenting and analysing data or Evaluation, to focus on during this lesson.

 

Before you start

Print out the worksheet that is in the Resources section or alternatively download it to your computer to fill in digitally.

 

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :

3 different types of plant food, scissors, water, some pipettes or droppers, plant pots, some soil, cress seeds, and an egg box.

 

When you’re ready

Watch the video and carry out the work, including the investigation, as prompted by the scientist on the screen. Have fun!

 

Below is the list of key words you will come across during the course of the lesson:

Deficiency

germinate

graph

healthy

iron

magnesium

mineral

nitrogen

nutrients

phosphorus

potassium

table of results