Pupils become scientists for the day learning about the whole lifecycle of a flowering plant. Discover the importance of pollinators, learn how a bee sees, look at pollen under the microscope and have a go at pollinating our giant flower. We will explore the garden, making careful observations of plants and learning about seed dispersal.
This workshop is available year round.
- Learn the parts of a flower and look at these in a hands on manner with real flowers
- Be able to describe the function of each part of the plant
- Understand how insect pollination works
- Understand that seeds are dispersed in different ways, and be able to make decisions on what the method might be from examining a seed
This workshop supports the following sections of the curriculum:
- Sc3/2.1a identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
- Sc3/2.1b explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
- Sc3/2.1c investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
- Sc3/2.1d explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
- Sc5/2.1b describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
- Sc6/2.3c identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
- Working Scientifically
Complimentary self-led activities
If you are looking for ideas of activities to self-lead in the Garden after your workshop ends, we recommend: