up laptop and projector and installs software. We will have a brief
discussion on planting our daffodil bulbs: What did we need? What
did we do first? What way did we place the bulbs? What else did
we do? Where did we place the potted bulb etc?
The children will play the interactive game Smudge the Scientist
- each child having a turn to operate the maize. Discuss what they
see, what happens and why they think it happens in Smudge the Scientist.
Teacher runs the software
- Smudge the Scientist - Part 1 Living Things
tells class that Smudge wants flowers in his garden and he has asked
us to help him grow them. Children discuss and guess what the plants
will need to grow. Individual children will come up to the laptop
and use the mouse to (a) water the plants; (b) bring out the sun
and (c) make it snow. Children will observe the results, comment
on why they think the particular result happened. Pupils will try
different combinations of conditions i.e. sun, rain, snow etc. and
see with which conditions the plants grew quickest. Discuss.
and class will discuss their findings and deduce that plants need
a) water, b) light and c) air to grow. Teacher informs the children
that Smudge is now very happy because he has a garden full of lovely
flowers and we will have to make sure that our daffodil bulbs get
a) water, b) light and c) air so that they will grow into beautiful
the software Smudge the Scientist and shuts down the laptop and