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Planting seeds and a bean diary


Science Objectives

i) Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

ii) Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

Working Scientifically

  1. Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.
  2. Observe closely, using simple equipment.
  3. Perform simple tests.
  4. Identify and classify.
  5. Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  6. Gather and record data to help answer questions.


You Will Need

Provided Resources

  • Different gardens resource
  • How to grow a bean in a bag
  • My bean in a bag diary


Planning and Activities



  • Share knowledge about gardens and gardeners.
  • Plant a bean in a bag.
  • Predict the outcomes of the bean and seeds and set up a diary to observe the growth over time.
  • Consider what seeds need in order to be able to grow and how you can keep seeds healthy.



  1. Understand what a garden is and how varied they are.
  2. Plant a bean seed in a bag and consider what seeds need to be able to grow.
  3. Predict the outcomes of the bean seeds and set up a diary to observe the growth over time.


Investigation - observing over time
Plant a bean in a jar and seeds in a bag and keep them.

Plant, leaf, grow, weed, change, living, water, healthy, different, seeds, garden centre

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