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Year 3 Plants: How does your garden grow?
1:
What do we know about plants?
In this lesson children will be able to share what they have previously learnt about the parts of flowering plants and their different functions.
2:
What do we know about leaves?
In this lesson children will make close observations of a variety of leaves, using manual and digital magnifiers.
3:
What would happen if a plant lost its leaves?
In this lesson children will set up a fair test investigation to find out the effect of removing the leaves from a plant.
4:
Are all roots the same?
In this lesson children will make close observations of a variety of roots using manual and digital magnifiers.
5:
Where does the water go?
In this lesson children will observe the transport of coloured water in carnations and celery and will set up an observation over time to investigate this in more detail in lesson 6.
6:
Why do plants need stems?
In this lesson children will use the results of the observation-over-time investigation that they set up in Lesson 5 and information from a video to produce information texts to explain the function of stems.
7:
Where do new plants come from?
In this lesson children present the main stages in the life cycle of a flowering plant as a sequenced diagram.
8:
What do flowers have in common?
In this lesson children will dissect a flower in order to make a close observation of the different parts.
9:
What do bees do?
In this lesson children model the process of insect pollination.
10:
How are seeds dispersed?
In this lesson children use their observations of seeds to make model seeds suited to different methods of dispersal.
11:
Can plants survive without leaves?
This is the second part of a two-part lesson. In this lesson children will use their ongoing observations from the investigation started in lesson 3 to draw conclusions.
12:
Am I the perfect plant?
This lesson provides an opportunity to assess whether children know what parts a plant has, can name them and can describe their functions.
13:
How amazing are some plants?
In this lesson children will research some more unusual plants.
14:
Why are some flowers brightly coloured?
In this lesson children will explore why some flowers are brightly coloured and others are not.
15:
How can we save the bees?
In this lesson children will explore why bees are important and how we can help to protect them.

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