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Science Unit 3b - Helping plants grow well

 

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                               A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 3b: Helping plants grow well.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for Unit 3b

(13 pages)

Vocabulary to be used throughout the unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (37 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

Plant quiz

(2 pages)

To review children’s knowledge of plants as living things by asking them questions

Two pages of questions (first easier than second) for children to answer or teacher to go through as starter to topic

What parts of the plant do we eat

(1 page)

To know that plants can provide food for us and some plants are grown for this

Plants that we eat to sort out into appropriate category e.g. is it a root, stem, flower etc.

How plants grow

 (1 page)

To make careful observations and measurements of plants growing

Grow a plant from a seed, taking pictures / drawing and recording

Match the parts of a flowering plant

(1 page)

To make careful observations of plants growing

Cut out and match the names of the parts of a flowering plant with their meanings

Parts of a flowering plant

(1 page)

To make careful observations of plants growing

Label the parts of the plant

Seeds and plants to grow

(2 pages)

To make careful observations of plants growing

Suggestions for plants to grow – some are very quick and easy, some need patience!

Parts of a flower

(4 pages)

To make careful observations of plants growing

Information with pictures about parts of a flower – can be used to make own booklet or as information to go with topic.

Parts of a plant

(4 pages)

To make careful observations of plants growing

Information with pictures about parts of a flower – can be used to make own booklet or as information to go with topic.

Plants need leaves

 (1 page)

To know that plants need leaves in order to grow well

Information and questions to answer

What do plants need?

 (1 page)

To know what plants need to grow well

Do this experiment to find out what plants need to grow strong and healthy and record findings

 

Roots

 (1 pages)

To learn that plants need healthy roots, leaves and stems to grow well

and that water is taken in through the roots

Information about roots, draw some roots onto the given plants, answer questions.

How much water?

(1 page)

To learn that plants need water, but not unlimited water, for healthy growth

Record what happens when you give a plant too much water, no water etc.

 

Plants need water

(1 page)

To learn that plants need water, but not unlimited water, for healthy growth

A comparison of plants given different amounts of water – answer the questions

 Coloured carnations

(2 pages)

To know that water is transported through the stem to other parts of the plant

Do the experiment and record findings  using colouring and carnations (red and blue are best)

Coloured celery

 (2 pages)

To know that water is transported through the stem to other parts of the plant

Do the experiment and record findings  using colouring and celery (red and blue are best)

Plants in the light or dark

(1 pages)

To know that plants need light for healthy growth

 

Experiment to do and record when the same  plants and grown in light /dark

Plants grow in certain conditions

 (1 page)

To know that plants grow in certain conditions of plants

Use the given words to fill in the spaces about the conditions needed for plants to grow.

Plants grown in the warmth or cold

 (1 page)

To know that plant growth is affected by temperature

 

Experiment to do and record when the same  plants and grown in different temperatures

      

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