KS2 Seed Bugs
Working outside to show that different animals are found in different environments and looking at the minibeasts can be found in the school garden. Use observations to make their own bug using materials from outside.
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KS2 Vegetable Olympics: Shot Put
Learning that some seeds are dispersed by explosion and using this information to make predictions about the optimum 'pea shooter'. Make pea shooters and conduct an experiment to test predictions.
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KS1 & KS2 Soil Preparation for Autumn and Winter
Learning about the coniditions that seeds need to grow well and how to prepare soil for sowing seeds.
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KS1 & KS2 Outdoor Sowing Seeds
Teaches about the need to sow seeds and what conditions they require to germinate and grow. Also includes instructions for making a seed drill.
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KS1 & KS2 Seed Safari
Gaining an understanding of how plants come from seeds and how seeds can be stored. Includes activity of making a seed packet.
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KS1 & KS2 Autumn Bulb Planting Outside
Use bulbs to demonstrate the different parts of the plant and learn about different growing conditions for plants. Also includes instructions for making a daffodil spiral.
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KS2 Composting and Mulching
Thinking about composting as a form of recycling and its importance and use.
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KS2 Growing Fruit and Vegetables for Health
Learning that fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Can be enhanced by growing fruit or vegetables in the school garden.
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KS2 Crafty Cuttings
Making cuttings and using these to show the role of roots in achoring the plant and water/mineral tansport. Also demonstrates the effect of light, air, water and temperature on plant growth.
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KS1 & KS2 Plants in Dye
Assesses the children's prior knowledge of plants, and demonstrates water tranport through plants.
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KS2 Red Cabbage Indicator
Learning about the classification of acidic or alkaline solutions using natural indicators. Also makes use of universal indicator and teaches about pH numbers.
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KS2 Caterpilla Camouflage
Learning about adaption and enivronment - focusing on how certain animals and plants have adapted to their environment.
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KS1 & KS2 Balance of Nutrition
Getting energy from food. Understanding about nutrients and how different foods contain different levels, and food groups based on nutrients.
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KS2 Seed Dispersal
Understanding how and why seeds are dispersed. Investigate the features that a wind dispersed seed needs to make it effective.
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KS1 & KS2 Importance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Learning the importance of fruits and vegetables - what types you can grow in the school garden and the link between minerals and vitamins from fruit and our health.
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KS1 & KS2 Mr & Mrs Cresshead
Activity involving growing cress in decorated 'cressheads'. Teaches plants' requirements for growth and the effect varying levels have. Also shows role of leaves and roots in the plant.
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KS2 Vegetable Olympics: Vegetable Curling
Using knowledge about friction to test how well a turnip, acting as a curling stone, slides on different surfaces.
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