Y3 Helping Seeds to Grow

Pupils learn that most plants grow from seeds. They are given a small selection of seeds (cress seeds are ideal) and asked to look at them and notice that, at the moment they are not growing! Pupils will learn that their seeds will stay like this unless they help them. They are asked to think about what their seeds need to help them to begin to grow. Pupils then design an investigation to test their predictions.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • WS - pupils should ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them; set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests; record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables

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Sigma Science – Year 3