Lifecycle of plants – Empiribox


Lesson: Lifecycle of plants

In this lesson we are going to explore the 4 stages of the lifecycle in a plant. We will investigate Pollination, seed dispersal, germination and growth and investigate the conditions needed at each stage  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 :

plant pot, some small aluminium foil cake or pie tins, plastic tray from cake box, a pencil, yellow post it notes, Sellotape, a balloon, paper, cress seeds, sunflower seeds, cotton wool, soil and a scissors.


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:









pollen grains





What must happen first for a plant to make new plants?

Pollen lands on the stigma:

Pollen is the female sex cell of a plant:

Which of these is eventually made when pollen fuses with an ovum?

Which of the following is not true?

Which of the following is not a methods of seed dispersal?

All plants produce seeds:

Which is true?

The shoot grows after the root when a seed germinates:

What is the name of the process of the pollen fusing with the ovum?

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