that affect Plant Growth.
discussion, to find out, what knowledge the children have of plants
- names, colours, how do they survive, their favourite plants, where
have they seen them, etc.
(2)Laptop and data projector set-up for lesson
CD Rom: Mad
About Science (Disc 2 Life)
Section 22: The Parts of the Plant - roots, stem, leaves and flowers
Section 23: What a plant needs
Section 24: Where do plants grow best?
the aid of the software, children explore the world of plants
- they are
given a vast amount of knowledge through this medium e.g. they learn
all the different parts of the plant
- all the different types of plants. e.g. cactus, grass plants
- they investigate all the factors that effect plant growth - water,
light, soil, temperature.
They learn how plants grow towards the light. The sunlight gives
them their green colour.
on 'discoveries' children are exposed to additional information
(e.g. how do cactuses survive in the desert?)
Children get great enjoyment and fun from playing the various games.
- e.g. matching names of plants to appropriate pictures - here they
are exploring and discovering through fun and the learning is effortless.
plants chase light.
We will plant
seeds in carton containers. Some will be covered fully, some partially.
We will take note of how the seeds grow under different conditions.
Click on pictures below.
describe and discuss observations orally, using an increasing vocabulary.
Then they present their findings through simple written accounts