Habitats – Plant lifecycles and reproduction


In this lesson we are going to explore the life cycle of plants. We will look at Pollination, Seed Dispersal, Germination and Growth. We will carry out 4 investigations to explore these 4 stages.There are 5 labs in this box. The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the equipment.

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This box contains:

Lab: Flowers and Pollen

  • Flower for dissection (school)
  • Parts of a flower A4 Laminated
  • Blank flower Template (A4 Laminated)
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Scalpel
  • Microscopes

Lab: Germination (WS)

  • Mustard Seeds
  • Medium Resealable Bag
  • Box of Tissues
  • Blank Sticky Label
  • Ruler (school)
  • Cotton Wool

Lab: Calcium Carbide Seed Dispersal

  • 500ml bottle (school)
  • Cotton Wool (see above)
  • Ear defenders full
  • Calcium Dicarbide (GRANULATE) (in Chemicals Box)
  • Ruler Wooden 1000mm Notched (See below)
  • Spills Wooden Single
  • Lighter Gas BBQ
  • Bradawl

Lab: New Plants From Old

  • Biodegradable Plant Pots
  • Soil (school)
  • Vouchers £5 For Plants (Direct Supplier)

Lab: Bean Dissection

  • Broad Bean Seeds
  • 2l plastic bottle (School)
  • Soil (school)
  • Blank Sticky Label (see above)
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Paper Towels

Lab: Seed Dispersal Methods

  • Helicopter Template A4 Laminated
  • Desk Mounted Fan
  • Ruler Wooden 1000mm Notched
  • Safety Gloves large
  • Safety gloves small


Additional information

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Key Stage

Key Stage 2