In this lesson we are going to explore how plants make food in order to grow. We will carry out an investigation and grow our own plants from seeds. 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 :
a kitchen scale, a container of some sort like a clear plastic cup, soil from the garden or communal area, some water and some seeds. You can use any seeds like bean seeds or cress seeds.
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: