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What lives in your garden? 

 

Objectives

Go outside and look carefully at the plants and flowers. Understand more of the role pollen plays in the growing of fruit and vegetables and create a large pollen sculpture out of clay!

 

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

  • Who's eaten the plant? resource
  • What is pollen? resource

 

Additional Resources

  • Clipboards
  • Pencils
  • Cameras
  • Sketchbook/paper

 

Planning and Activities

 

  • Explore the garden (or a selected area of your choice).
  • Examine plants for signs of them having been eaten. Consider what may have eaten the plants and what else might be living in that place.
  • Look carefully at pollen and understand more about the role it plays in the growing of plants.
  • Use the scientific vocabulary associated with plants.

Activities

  1. Examine plants for signs of them having been eaten and consider what is eating them.
  2. Understand what pollen is and the role it plays in helping to make new plants

 

Vocabulary
Plant, leaf, grow, weed, change, living, water, healthy, pollen, flower

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