Simple Science - Plants

A selection of ideas and activities, with a scientific focus, all linked to Plants. Includes simple sequencing, symbol based resources and visually clear interactive resources
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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Illustrated vocabulary pages with simple planting and growing sequence and parts of plants/ Count down in 2s - plants (incl. naming minibeasts and other animals plus info on food chains / food-chains). Items to count are presented in the same layout as Numicon pieces. Sheets about the story of wheat and information on compost / humus are included here although they also appear as separate resources.

Symbols (c) Widgit Software Illustrated vocabulary pages with simple planting and growing sequence and parts of plants/ Count down in - plants (incl. naming minibeasts and other animals plus info on food chains / food-chains). Items to count are .

A4 fact sheet to support the teaching of this topic (5B). One side includes key information with picture support and clearly printed text while the other side has a glossary of appropriate vocabulary.

fact sheet to support the teaching of this topic One side includes key information with picture support and clearly printed text while the other side has a glossary of appropriate vocabulary.

Helping Plants Grow Well Double Sided Fact Sheet: A4 fact sheet to support the teaching of this topic (3B). One side includes key information with picture support and clearly printed text while the other side has a glossary of appropriate vocabulary.

Helping Plants Grow Well Double Sided Fact Sheet: fact sheet to support the teaching of this topic One side includes key information with picture support and clearly printed text while the other side has a glossary of appropriate vocabulary.

A simple presentation with animations and a quiz at the end. Very simple language throughout. Comic Sans Font (i will do it in Sassoon infant if requested). Very Brightly Coloured: probable best suited to Early Years or SEN but could be adapted for other areas.

A simple presentation with animations and a quiz at the end. Very simple language throughout. Comic Sans Font (i will do it in Sassoon infant if requested). Very Brightly Coloured: probable best suited to Early Years or SEN but could be adapted for other areas.

A growing activity with seeds, using light and water as variables. Drag the seeds into the seedbed between the shed and the tree. How can you keep the flower growing? What conditions are important for growth? Discuss the variables on the screen and their effects on growth. Where does the water go?

A growing activity with seeds, using light and water as variables.

Growing a Bean - presentation: An instruction writing activity, from TES iboard, that moves pupils towards using impersonal or imperative statements.

Growing a Bean - presentation: An instruction writing activity, from TES iboard, that moves pupils towards using impersonal or imperative statements.

Clear and simple worksheets: ideal for someone covering this topic with pupils who need additional support. Uses Widgit symbols.

TONS of engaging resource links for from ARKive-- SAMPLE Teaching Plants year olds Great Teacher Notes, Class Slides , Student Handouts, and Answer Sheets.

All about flowers: Lots of visual information and simple text. Looks at the parts of a plant, parts of a flower and pollination

All about flowers: Lots of visual information and simple text. Looks at the parts of a plant, parts of a flower and pollination

Planting a seed: Useful resource that includes photos and Widgit symbols.

Lend a hand to nature. Spend a morning helping to plant native species with a stewardship group in a park. It feels good to get your fingers into the good earth!

Plants and Trees: This book contains information about UK plants and trees. Pupils can either listen to or read the text. The links in the text will navigate to other pages containing related items. Click on the 'eye' to see a pop-up of a feature with its definition.

Plants and Trees: This book contains information about UK plants and trees. Pupils can either listen to or read the text. The links in the text will navigate to other pages containing related items. Click on the 'eye' to see a pop-up of a feature with its definition.


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