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On this page you will find resources and links to help your child
with their Science work in Year 3.

KS2 Science Challenge:


“Take a Bite out of Climate Change” project which launched last week. There is a video and an activity for each week of June.
https://www.takeabitecc.org/athome.html.

We hope you enjoy this topic on Plants. We are going to learn about parts of plants and flowers and why they are important. We will learn about the life cycle of plants including germination, requirements for growth, pollination and seed dispersal.
We have included ideas for practical activities as well as a range of film clips, online activities and paper based tasks.
The best way to learn about plants is to look at them and if possible to grow some plants either from seeds or from seedlings.
Have fun everyone.

Activities of the week
– Plant Life Cycles

Previous activities

Plant Life Cycles

Explanation – Growing Seeds

Three children collect parsnip seeds from a plant grown last year. They prepare the soil, plant and water them, explaining why this is important.

Plant Quiz – can you remember all the different parts of a flowering plant and what they do?

Seed Dispersal

What is pollination and how does it work?

Watch the film clip, listen carefully to all the new words and their meanings.

Plants – like all living things – have a life cycle. The last part is when the seeds are ready to be spread around so that they can grow into new plants.

Seed dispersal

You do not need to print these sheets – you could just write the names and heading on paper.

Parts of a flower and Pollination

The anatomy of a flower

Watch the film clip, listen carefully to the names of the parts and what function they have.

Parts of a flower – this activity has two parts – you can build a flower and label the parts of a flower.

How plants produce seeds.

Watch the film clip, listen carefully as the processes of pollination and fertilisation are explained.

Plants – like all living things – have a life cycle. Two parts of the life cycle are Pollination and Fertilisation.

Pollination

Fertilisation

What do plants need to grow?

Plants are living things.

Watch the film clip, listen carefully to the list of what all living things have in common.

What do plants need to grow?

Watch the film clip, listen carefully to the explanation of what plants need to grow.

What does a plant need to live?

Watch the film clip, read the information and complete the activity and quiz.

What are the requirements for plant growth?

Watch the film clip, read the information and complete the activity and quiz.

Here are some more short films about what plants need to grow well and what happens if they don’t have those things.

Having watched all these film clips, we would like you to choose, plan and carry out your own investigation into what plants need to grow well (if you are able to) – just to prove all the theory to yourself.
You will need to use one or more potted plants for the investigation – digging up and then replanting weeds with their roots, would work very well.
We have provided some brief instructions, an investigation planner sheet and a results record sheet. You don’t have to print them – you can read them from the screen and write out your own investigation and results.

Alternatively you could just complete the Explanation task sheet – drawing and writing about what plants need.

How does water get from the roots to the leaves?

Watch the film clip, listen carefully to the explanation of how water moves in a plant.

Colour changing celery – experiment

Watch the film clip, listen carefully to the explanation of how water travels in the celery.

If you are able to – we would like you to try this experiment at home.
You need either celery or white carnations, some red or blue food colour, some pots and a windowsill.
We would like you to draw a labelled diagram showing how water moves in a plant – we have given you an example diagram to help explain.

We would like you to draw a labelled diagram showing how water moves in a plant – we have given you an example diagram to help explain.

Plants – parts and functions

What is plant?

Watch the film clip, read the information and complete the activity.

Why are plants important?

Watch the film clip. Listen carefully to all the parts of the plants and for what job they do (their function).

Plants – glossary
Plants – images

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