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BBC’s Terrific Scientific: The Grow Investigation

The BBC are currently running some exciting investigations for schools to sign up to and get involved with. Already, there has been a number of investigations on topics such as...

The BBC are currently running some exciting investigations for schools to sign up to and get involved with. Already, there has been a number of investigations on topics such as forces, feet and power, but their newest one, and the penultimate one, is running between March and April and is on growth and living things.

To find out more information about the newest investigation and how your school can get involved, visit the BBC’s page to find out more. For now though, we’ve a list of content that is ideal for supporting your lessons on growth and living things from EducationCity.

With Learn Screens, Activities, Topic Tools and more, for EYFS and Key Stage 2 students, there’s so much to use to support your lessons. You can find all the resources easily by just typing in their number to Search and using the ID number to find them.

With that being said, here is the content you could use to support your lessons on growth and living things…

 

EYFS

Activities

Ready, Set, Grow Science Learn Screen

Flutter and Fly: #689 – Follow a butterfly through its natural life cycle.

Leap Frog: #690 – Learn the sequential stages of a frog’s life cycle.

Key Stage 1

Learn Screens

Pick a Tomato: #12775 – Understanding that all plants have roots, stem, leaves, flowers and fruit.

The Roots: #19960 – See how a plant grows from a seed.

Ready, Set, Grow!: #13246 – Learn about the life cycle of plants.

Lifecycle of a Bulb: #20082 – Observe the life cycle of a bulb, looking at different stages of its growth.

Activities

Pick a Tomato: #1447 – Identify plant parts: roots, stem, leaves, flowers and fruit.Ready, Set, Grow Science Activity

Growing, Growing, Gone: #20171 – Students observe and describe the life cycle of a bulb, looking at different stages of its growth.

Granny’s Garden: #13242 – To consider how plants grow and change during the various stages in the life cycle.

Ready, Set, Grow!: #12257 – Answer questions about the life cycle of plants.

Granny’s Garden: #13256 – Decide what plants require to be able to grow properly.

Topic Tools

Grow a Plant: #1911 – Explore the effects of water, heat and light on the growth of a plant.

 

Lower Key Stage 2

Learn Screens

Seed Feed: #12669 – Conditions a seed needs to germinate and grow into a healthy plant.

Granny’s Garden: #12670 – Understanding what plants need to help them grow from seeds into healthy plants.

Flower Power: #12625 – An overview of different parts of plants and what they do to help the plant grow.

Soil: #12853 – Understanding that soil from different places will have different properties, such as colour, texture and particle size, and that this can affect what grows well in it.

Activities

Granny’s Garden: #922 – Decide what plants require to be able to grow properly.

Seed Feed: #916 – Consider conditions that might affect germination.

Topic Tools

Grow a Plant: #1911 – Explore the effects of water, heat and light on the growth of a plant.

ThinkIts

Observing growth: #15027 – If you were carrying out an experiment to find out how quickly plants grow, how could you record your observation? Talk to a partner about your ideas.

 

Upper Key Stage 2

Learn Screens

Green Fingers: #12626 – An explanation of the different parts of a flower and what part they have to play in the reproductive cycle of the plant.

Grow Up: #25591 – Keywords used when describing the stages of human life.Green Fingers Science Learn Screen

All Changes: #14946 – See the basic changes in the stages of life as humans develop from birth to old age.

Activities

Green Fingers: #574 – Name the parts of the flower and understand the different function of each plant.

ThinkIts

All about plants: #14122 – Manu is investigating whether plants grow better in some soils than others. If you were to carry out an experiment on plants, what sort of things could you investigate?

 

Word Search Topic Tool

Don’t forget about the Word Search Topic Tool, a handy resource which is perfect for supporting your lessons. Available for all year levels in the Science module, all you need to do is add in words to do with growth and living things and then you can either complete it as a class on the whiteboard or print it out individually for your students to do as an activity. Fantastic!

 

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Don’t forget to check out our video on some of the resources above too!

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